The total cost is approximately £167,000, inclusive of about £60,000 for the site. In addition to this a sum of £15,000 was provided in the Middle Eastern Services Vote for the current financial year for the completion of certain outbuildings and quarters for certain officials of the High Commissioner's staff and £8,000 for repairs and maintenance of existing buildings and offices. A saving on this year's provision is anticipated. The commitment was authorised in 1919. It should be explained that the Residency besides being the official residence of the High Commissioner himself contains office accommodation for the whole of his staff.