§ SIR F. BANBURY (City of London)
I beg to ask the Secretary to the Treasury what sums are now being expended upon the repair and redecoration of the buildings in Pall Mall recently occupied by the War Office.
§ THE FIRST COMMISSIONER OF WORKS (Mr. HARCOURT, Lancashire, Rossendale)
I have been asked to reply to this Question. One portion of these buildings will be occupied for the present 1162 by the staff of the Director of Barrack Construction, for which there is no accommodation in the new War Office. A sum of £700 has been expended on work for this occupation. Another portion will temporarily be used by the Office of Woods during the building of new offices for that Department; but the cost of preparation cannot yet be given. The remainder of the old War Office premises in this block has reverted to the Land Revenue as Crown property at the disposal of the Office of Woods; and nothing has been expended on it on repair or redecoration since it was vacated.