HC Deb 17 July 2000 vol 354 c90W
Mr. Stephen O'Brien

To ask the Parliamentary Secretary, Lord Chancellor's Department what the cost was of each towel rail installed in the last 12 months in the premises used by the Lord Chancellor privately or officially in the Palace of Westminster; how many towel rails were installed; and what the labour cost was for the installation of each towel rail. [130805]

Mr. Lock

The Parliamentary Works Directorate is responsible for carrying out repairs in the Palace of Westminster. Two defective heating radiators in bathrooms in the Lord Chancellor's residence have been replaced by them in the last 12 months. Each radiator cost £536.66 and was subject to a 5 per cent. handling charge, the total labour charge was £174.20 and the VAT was £227.71, giving a total of £1,528.90 for the two radiators. The entire cost went to the House of Lords current works 2000–01 budget.

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