§ Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will give full details of the net total expenditure of £41,595 at Kensington Palace in 1969–70, as shown in the Civil Estimates, Class IX, 2, Appendix IV; and what are the reasons for the increase from the £30,436 in 1968–69.
§ Mr. Loughlin
Details are as follows:
£ 9,800 for new works. 6,000 for cleaning services (other than domestic). 8,100 for day-to-day maintenance. 6,350 for operation and maintenance of plant. 7,250 for special maintenance works, including external painting, repairs to brickwork, renewal of existing water mains, repairs to leadwork, etc. 3,271 for Parks and Custody services. 4,170 for fuel, gas, electricity and water. 44,941 3,346 Appropriations-in-Aid. 41,595 Net total.
The increase over 1968–69 is mainly on account of the new works provision, for bringing residential accommodation back into use.