HC Deb 11 July 1994 vol 246 c470W
Ms Mowlam

To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage what areas will be covered by the most recent report he has commissioned on the British library project from Kennedy and Donkin; what will be the cost to the Exchequer; and if he will place the report in the public domain.

Mr. Brooke

The most recent report commissioned from Kennedy and Donkin Building Services Ltd. was for an independent survey of the mechanical and electrical services installed in the first phase of the new British Library building. The report investigated whether services as installed complied with statutory requirements and relevant British Standards and, including follow-up work, has cost £165,000. I do not plan to publish the report because it contains information which is potentially commercially sensitive.