§ 42. Mr. Greville Janner
asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much he estimates that it would now cost to clean the exterior of the Palace of Westminster; and how much it would be in one year's, two years', three years', four years' and five years' time, respectively.
§ Mr. St. John-Stevas
The estimated cost of cleaning the exterior of the Palace of Westminster at current prices is £5. million. The work involved is based on a survey carried out in 1973. The future cost cannot be estimated. This would depend on rises in costs over the next five years.