§ Mr. Worthington
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the construction of a new headquarters for the Department of Education; what is the cost of the building; and what was the value for money of this project evaluated against other building priorities in education. 
§ Mr. Moss
The headquarters of the Department of Education in Bangor, County Down comprised a high rise building and a number of temporary annexes which were past their useful life. The new building at the headquarters site is a replacement of these temporary structures and the estimated cost is £3.657 million. This project was evaluated against other Government office priorities, but not against other building priorities in education.