HC Deb 10 March 1980 vol 980 cc458-9W
36. Mr. Greville Janner

asked the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what consideration he has given to the cleaning of the Clock Tower; how much he estimates it would now cost; and what he estimates the cost of doing so in five years' time will be.

Mr. St. John-Stevas

A survey of the exterior of the Palace—including the Clock Tower—is to be undertaken shortly. The cost of cleaning and stone restoration, based on a revaluation of the estimates prepared in 1973, would be approximately £660,000. The future cost cannot be estimated.

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