HC Deb 10 June 1998 vol 313 c618W
Mr. Baker

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the total forecast cost is of the present refurbishment of the British Embassy in Tehran; and if he will list the works being undertaken and their specifications. [44960]

Mr. Fatchett

The total forecast cost of the refurbishment of the British Embassy in Tehran is £995,000. This figure includes the estimated cost of works, fees, furnishings and travel costs.

The Embassy offices in Tehran are in a 4 storey building built in the 1960s. Essential services, finishes and fittings are in a poor condition and need to be upgraded to a modern and secure standard.