HC Deb 04 April 1974 vol 871 cc427-8W
Mr. William Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give a detailed breakdown of the £1,221,000, as provided in the Supply Estimates 1973–74 House of Lords Class I.1, for maintenance, furniture, fuel, light, &c., and in particular the cost of carpeting, furniture, and lighting, respectively, in the Lords' Lounge on the Committee Floor Corridor.

Mr. Charles R. Morris

I regret that the figure quoted by my hon. Friend was incorporated in the Addendum to the House of Lords Estimate (Class I, Vote 1) before the 1973–74 Estimates for my Department were finalised and is incorrect. The correct figure, reflected in my Department's Estimate, Class VI, Vote 10, is £1,103,523 broken down as follows:

A. New works 602,129
B. New furniture and equipment 51,940
C. Maintenance and operating expenses 245,000
D. Fuel 36,700
E. Maintenance of furniture and equipment 14,666
Departmental expenses 155,088
Z. Less Appropriations in Aid 2,000