New Parliamentary Building

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 9 February 1998.

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Photo of Dr Lewis Moonie Dr Lewis Moonie Chair, Finance and Services Committee, Chair, Finance and Services Committee 12:00, 9 February 1998

Outturn expenditure on the new parliamentary building is forecast at £35 million for 1997–98. The House of Commons Commission has approved an estimate that includes £95 million for Portcullis house in 1998–99. The total cost forecast is now £250 million, as set out in the written answer given by the hon. Member for Chipping Barnet (Sir S. Chapman) on 10 December 1997, Official Report, column 578.