HC Deb 24 May 2004 vol 421 cc1408-9W
Mr. Llwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what(a) renovation and (b) maintenance projects on buildings (i) owned and (ii) rented by his Department were undertaken in each of the last five years; and what the associated costs were of each. [163954]

Fiona Mactaggart

The Department does not maintain central records of the cost of every building refurbishment project carried out by the Department including its Executive agencies and to provide the information requested would be at disproportionate cost. However, in central London and Croydon, the approximate expenditure on such projects which includes elements of maintenance and alterations to house additional staff, over the last five years, is as follows.

£ million
1999–2000 6.7
2000–01 135.2
2001–02 11.5
2002–03 9.2
2003–04 4.0
1 Figures for 2000–01 reflects the refurbishment of Lunar House, Croydon which had a major upgrade that year.