HC Deb 27 November 1995 vol 267 c495W
Dr. Hendron

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland (1) if the cost of the refurbishment of the Stormont buildings will be met by an increased allocation of funds; [1602]

(2) what is the estimated cost of the refurbishment of Stormont buildings following the fire; [1601]

(3) what proportion of the money for the refurbishment of Stormont buildings will be taken from existing departmental budgets. [1603]

Mr. Moss

The estimated cost of refurbishing Parliament Buildings is £20 million. This figure provides for the comprehensive refurbishment of the entire building and includes provision of approximately £1.5 million-£2 million for the restoration of the fire damaged Commons Chamber.

The total cost of the project is being met from existing departmental budgets; no additional allocation of funds has been made.