Princess Diana Memorial Fountain

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 30th March 2006.

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Photo of Don Foster Don Foster Shadow Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport pursuant to the answer of 15 February 2006, Official Report, column 2090W, on the Princess Diana Memorial Fountain, how much has been spent by (a) her Department and (b) public bodies for which it is responsible on (i) security, (ii) cleaning, (iii) repair, (iv) refurbishment and (v) other costs in relation to the fountain in each of the last 12 months; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Tessa Jowell Tessa Jowell The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Details of expenditure by The Royal Parks, an Executive Agency of DCMS are shown in the table. The costs of security, cleaning and repair are met by The Royal Parks from their operational budget. The expenditure on refurbishment was partially funded by a contribution from DCMS of £150,000 in 2004–05 and £150,000 in 2005–06. It is not possible to show DCMS' expenditure monthly.

Security and cleaning services are provided by the same contractor and cannot be separated. Other costs include utilities, landscape maintenance, fencing and consultancy fees:

Security and cleaning Repair Refurbishment Other costs
March 0 0 169,822 3,300
April 0 0 339,884 953
May 12,119 0 15,910 3,441
June 9,055 0 116,590 6,524
July 10,554 0 3,244 11,866
August 12,485 0 505 8,208
September 9,191 0 2,229 4,894
October 9,955 0 28,007 4,568
November 5,345 0 0 16,788
December 4,295 0 964 175,696
January 6,780 0 0 2,529
February 4,385 0 0 4,944

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