Restoration and Renewal (Report of the Joint Committee)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 5:36 pm on 31st January 2018.

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Photo of Dr Caroline Johnson Dr Caroline Johnson Conservative, Sleaford and North Hykeham 5:36 pm, 31st January 2018

On the original costings of £3.52 billion for the full decant, I was told today in a meeting with the business director of the project that at the time, they assumed that a building was available of the right size and in the right location. In fact—it has not actually been properly costed yet—they estimate that the new work on Richmond House would cost an additional £550 million.