HC Deb 01 November 1996 vol 284 c281W
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. [226]

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.

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