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Deputy Prime Minister written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Elfyn Llwyd Elfyn Llwyd Shadow PC Spokesperson (Home Affairs), Shadow Spokesperson (Business, Innovation and Skills), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow Spokesperson (Defence)

To ask the Deputy Prime Minister 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.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Office of the Deputy Prime Minister) (Regeneration and Regional Developement)

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister was established in May 2002. Since that date the following renovation and maintenance projects have been undertaken at the properties (i) owned and (ii) rented by the office. All figures are exclusive of VAT.

2002–03 2003–04
Renovation Maintenance Renovation Maintenance
(i) Owned
Burlington House 0 98,000 25,000 55,000
QEII Conference Centre 0 139,418 400,000 3,127,511
Fire Service College 230,257 108,097 956,008 182,151
Government Office Network 0 0 0 0
(ii) Rented
ODPMHQ buildings 2,088,941 0 298,263 649,394
PINS—Temple Quay Bristol 0 0 0 109,316
Fire Service Improvement—Marchington 0 42,416 0 52,766
Valuation Tribunal Office Network 42,822 255,204 115,166 193,059
Government Office Network 102,351 143,000 608,989 191,740

The Office of the Deputy Prime Minister records an item of work as a project if it exceeds £15,000. Work of lower value is funded from bulk maintenance. The number of projects has prevented detailing each, as this could have been provided only at disproportionate cost.

The figures provided are gross expenditure and do not reflect receipts from other building occupants. Although the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister has overall responsibility for the buildings occupied by Government offices, they carry out functions on behalf of 10 Departments.

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