Parliamentary Estate: Repairs and Maintenance

House of Commons Commission written question – answered on 1st November 2018.

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Photo of Jo Stevens Jo Stevens Labour, Cardiff Central

To ask the right hon. Member for Carshalton and Wallington, representing the House of Commons Commission, what the cost to the public purse has been of emergency repairs on the parliamentary estate in each year since 2010.

Photo of Tom Brake Tom Brake Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (International Trade), Liberal Democrat Spokesperson (Exiting the European Union)

In this answer, we define emergency repairs as reactive maintenance. Planned and preventative maintenance (PPM) are preventative measures to help negate emergency repairs. Reactive maintenance relates to approximately 30,000 annual calls for day to day repairs, such as lighting and heating issues, sticking doors, and worn carpet. Planned and preventative maintenance relates to a mix of planned statutory maintenance, such as testing of lifts and fire alarms, and preventative maintenance, such as servicing of heating systems or catering equipment etc.

In addition, much work is underway across the Parliamentary Estate to keep our buildings operational. Our focus through these ongoing projects, is to provide a safe working environment, while making sure that the work of Parliament can continue without interruption. The cost of these repairs on the parliamentary estate in each year since 2010 has been:

2010/11

2011/12

2012/13

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

2017/18

Description

£,000

£,000

£,000

£,000

£,000

£,000

£,000

£,000

Reactive Maintenance

2,891.3

2,571.3

2,244.9

2,124.8

1,718.8

1,732.7

1,779.0

2,535.4

Planned Maintenance

(PPM)

6,413.9

7,017.1

6,703.8

6,291.0

6,401.2

6,669.1

6,555.1

5,746.8

Minor Maintenance

Works

-

2,715.1

3,684.2

4,698.2

11,468.0

7,294.1

9,524.1

4,044.9

Large Maintenance

works

11,547.6

27,087.3

25,000.0

33,000.0

44,000.0

64,000.0

83,000.0

114,000.0

Subtotal

20,852.8

39,390.8

37,632.9

46,114.0

63,588.0

79,695.9

100,858.2

126,327.1

Staff to deliver the

above

7,729.4

7,866.8

7,942.2

8,936.4

8,179.2

8,179.3

8,043.2

8,064.5

Total Costs

28,582.2

47,257.6

45,575.1

55,050.4

71,767.2

87,875.2

108,901.4

134,391.6

I would be happy to arrange for the hon. Member to meet with officials to discuss this matter further if that is desired.

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