§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what the cost of refurbishing each ministerial private office was in each year since May 1997. 
§ Mrs. Liddell
The Scotland Office was established in its present form on 1 July 1999.
Ministerial offices are decorated or refurbished as part of a rolling programme. in accordance with the terms of the buildings' lease. Redecoration work was carried out during 2001–02 in ministerial offices in my Department's London building. Final costs are not yet available but are likely to be around £20,000.