HC Deb 14 July 1992 vol 211 cc686-8W
Mr. Cryer

To ask the Chairman of the Accommodation and Works Committee what is the number of rooms in the Palace of Westminster allocated to the press lobby; how many telephones, desks and chairs are provided; what is the estimated total capital costs of this provision and the annual cost of maintenance; and what revenue is received from this provision.

Mr. Ray Powell

It is not possible to separate from the Press Gallery accommodation that part available to the Press lobby. There are 17 rooms allocated for use by reporters in the Press Gallery which contain approximately 121 telephones, 90 desks and 90 chairs. The estimated capital and annual costs maintenance of these facilities cannot be identified from the overall totals for the Palace of Westminster without disproportionate cost. No revenue is received from their provision.