§ Mr. Berry
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, (1) pursuant to his answer of 27 January,Official Report, column 32, if the new claim for additional payments and extensions for time submitted by the shell and core contractor for his Department's new building at Abbey Wood, Bristol, incorporates the claims referred to in his answer of 24 June 1996, Official Report, column 39; 
(2) what claims for compensation have been made on the basis of the accuracy of the specifications in his Department's documentation for its new building at Abbey Wood, Bristol; 
(3) on how many occasions the shell and core contractor for his Department's new building at Abbey Wood, Bristol, was prevented from progressing because of delays by the client team in approving design change. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
The new claim submitted for additional payment and extensions of time has subsumed that previously submitted by the Abbey Wood shell and core contractor.