§ Mr. Latham
asked the Attorney-General whether he will set out in tabular form for each of the last five years the annual Government funding in respect of the Public Record Office; and what has been the amount payable in each year to the Property Services Agency in respect of remedial works to the air-conditioning system at Kew.
§ The Attorney-General
The amounts voted by Parliament for the Public Record Office for the past five years are as follows:
Gross £ Appropriations in aid £ Net £ 1982–83 3,999,000 320,000 3,670,000 1983–84 8,939,000 443,000 8,496,000 1984–85 9,793,000 438,000 9,355,000 1985–86 10,940,000 453,000 10,487,000 1986–87 11,098,000 927,000 10,171,000
Since the introduction of the property repayment system in 1983–84, sums have been transferred to the Property Services Agency by the Public Record Office in respect of accommodation charges, works, and fuel and utilities for all its four sites. The payments are not otherwise attributed to specific purposes and it is not possible to identify separate elements relating to remedial works to the air-conditioning system at Kew. The total sums transferred are:
£ 1983–84 4,211,000 1984–85 4,055,000 1985–86 5,066,000 1986–87 5,119,000
These figures do not include £750,000 for the cost of the works to the Kew building arising from the 1984 review by Messrs. Donald Smith, Seymour and Rooley, which are to be borne on the Property Services Agency Votes.