HC Deb 13 November 1974 vol 881 cc182-4W
Mr. Wigley

asked the Secretary of State for Wales what was the total expenditure by central Government on public buildings in Wales during each of the last 10 years; and what proportion of these expenditures was contracted or sub-contracted to firms in Wales.

£ million (current prices)
1964–65 1965–66 1966–67 1967–68 1968–69
Property Services Agency buildings N.A. N.A. N.A. 1.3 2.7
Capital expenditure on hospitals* 4.9 5.7 4.7 6.4 7.4
1969–70 1970–71 1971–72 1972–73 1973–74
Property Services Agency buildings 2.4 4.9 5.6 6.8 5.8
Capital expenditure on hospitals* 8.0 9.0 7.5 8.6 10.4
*Value of work done during the year, including professional fees, certain capital equipment and salaries.

It is not possible without undue expenditure of time and effort to assess the proportion of work done on public

Mr. John Morris

Capital expenditure in Wales on new buildings and works, excluding defence establishments, under the charge of the Property Services Agency and its predecessors is given below, together with capital expenditure on hospitals in Wales. Comparable information regarding defence establishments is not readily available.

buildings in Wales by firms registered in the Principality.