§ Mr. Sproat
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the cost of maintaining, repairing and of all servicing of any kind whatsoever, including salaries of staff, for which he is responsible, of each Government Department; and if he will itemise the main constituent costs of these.
§ Mr. Armstrong
The 1975–76 Votes of the Property Services Agency provide for an expenditure of about £165 million on maintenance and miscellaneous servicing of defence property, £7 million for maintenance and servicing of accommodation for overseas representation, and about £83 million for maintenance, fuel, miscellaneous running costs and transport for all office and general accommodation in the United Kingdom. The associated total administrative costs are estimated to be about £38 million.
A breakdown of PSA expenditure by Government Department is not readily available, but the table on page XIV 6 of the Supply Estimates for Class XIV Common Services shows how the maintenance, etc. and transport costs—including an administrative element—on office and general accommodation fall between other public expenditure programmes.