§ 55. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works if he will provide a detailed breakdown of the 1969–70 net total expenditure of £73,611 on the Palace of Holyroodhouse, as shown in the Civil Estimates; and 69W what are the reasons for the increase from £63,258 in 1968–69.
§ Mr. Loughlin
Details are as follows:
£ 3,800 for new works. This is one job of alterations to staff accommodation including ventilation. 1,000 for supply of furniture and equipment. 303 for rents. 6,000 for custody. 61,870 for maintenance, including repairs to flooring and roofs, etc. 7,873 for fuel, gas, electricity, water. 5,500 for maintenance of furniture and equipment. 86,346 12,735 Appropriations-in-Aid. 73,611 Net total.
The increase is due to higher maintenance costs and to two items of special maintenance to floors and roofs costing £8,000 in the year. There is also a reduction in the Appropriations-in-Aid, due to accounting changes.