§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what has been the total cost of the redecoration and refurbishment of the offices of Ministers in his Department since 1 May. 
§ Mr. Hoon
[holding answer 23 January 1998]: The Palace of Westminster authorities have spent £11,000 since 1 May to refurbish the Lord Chancellor's office in the House of Lords. This is drawn from the overall budget to refurbish accommodation provided in the Palace for the Lord Chancellor's use. This in turn now forms part of the rolling programme of work initiated by the House of Lords authorities to renovate the House of Lords. No other offices have been redecorated or refurbished for Ministers.