HL Deb 20 October 1999 vol 605 cc123-4WA
Lord Cocks of Hartcliffe

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What is the present estimated cost of the proposed work on the House of Lords car park; and whether this project can be reconsidered in the light of expenditure on Portcullis House. [HL4177]

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

The present estimated cost of the Old Palace Yard restoration scheme remains £2.44 million at current prices, spread over the financial years 2000–01, 2001–02 and 2002–03, as stated in the Seventh Report from the Offices Committee (Session 1997–98). The project was considered by the appropriate House Committees in three separate sessions of Parliament and finally approved by the House, on division, on 18 November 1998. Expenditure on Portcullis House is a matter for the House of Commons. In the light of all these circumstances, the project does not fall to be reconsidered by this House.