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International Development written question – answered on 2nd November 2011.

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Photo of Eilidh Whiteford Eilidh Whiteford Shadow SNP Spokesperson (International Development), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Women), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Work and Pensions), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Agriculture and Fisheries)

To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what (a) building and (b) refurbishment projects his Department plans in (i) the current and (ii) the next financial year; and what the cost will be of each such project.

Photo of Stephen O'Brien Stephen O'Brien The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for International Development

I have deposited in the Library a table of our building and refurbishment costs for the current and next financial year. The total building and refurbishment costs for the current financial year is £2.61 million. We do not yet have completed plans in place for our projects in the next financial year so forecast costs are unknown at this stage.

Please find as follows confirmed building and refurbishment costs for the current year:

Location Description Forecast costs for 2011-12 (£)
South Sudan Juba Construction of a second storey extension to the existing UK Government shared building. 1,700,000
Nigeria Kano Construction of a new building. 961,000
South Africa Pretoria Refurbishment of the British high commission building that allows co-location of the Department for International Development (DFID) and Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). (1)
(1) Not known at this time. (Refurbishment project planned, but not yet commissioned for the current financial year)

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