§ Ms Mowlam
To ask the Secretary of State for National Heritage, pursuant to his answer of 16 May,Official Report, column 346, what are the capital conservation and improvement schemes which the historic royal palaces agency will fund in 1994–95; how much will be spent on each; and how much will be spent on (a) building maintenance and (b) running costs.
§ Mr. Sproat
Responsibility for the subject of the question has been delegated to the Historic Royal Palaces Agency under its chief executive, Mr. David Beeton. I have asked him to arrange for a reply to be given.
Letter from David Beeton to Ms Marjorie Mowlam, dated 11 July 1994:469WThe Secretary of State for National Heritage has asked me to reply to your Question about the capital conservation and improvement schemes which the Historic Royal Palaces Agency will fund in 1994–95; how much will be spent on each; and how much will be spent on (a) building maintenance and (b) running costs.Planned expenditure by Historic Royal Palaces on capital schemes in 1994–95 is £9.1 million in total (excluding VAT). Of this, the agency plans to spend approximately the following amounts on individual schemes costing more than £0.25 million:
£ million Agency Fire Prevention Programme Tower of London 0.5 Hampton Court Palace 0.4 Kensington Palace 0.1 Banqueting House 0.2 Kew Palace 0.3 Tower of London Jewel House and Waterloo Barracks 3.2 Renewal of Electricity Supply 0.2 Re-presentation of the White Tower 0.2 Catering—New Armouries Building 0.1 Hampton Court Palace Privy Garden Parterre 0.7 Restoration of Georgian Rooms 0.6 Car Parking 0.1 Catering 0.1 Kensington Palace State Apartments Restoration of King's Gallery 0.3
Planned expenditure in 1994–95 on building maintenance is £1.5 million and on running costs is £11.1 million (excluding VAT).