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Members: Allowances

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the hon. Member for North Devon, representing the House of Commons Commission pursuant to the answer of 1 March 2010, Official Report, column 837W, on Members: expenses, what the estimated cost is of each change of use of offices referred to in the answer; and from which budget this expenditure will come. (320974)

Planning for the series of moves which will culminate in the conversion of 1 Derby Gate into accommodation for use by Members and their staff is only at an early stage, and costs for the later projects in the series have yet to be worked up. The first leg, involving the move of the Department of Resources to Tothill street, will involve prior building work of around £3.9 million. The cost of removals is expected to be £77,000.