§ Mr. Maples
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will report on progress of The Queen Elizabeth II conference centre being built at Broad Sanctuary, and its cost.
§ Sir George Young
In my answer of 5 March 1984, at column 425, I said that overall completion was due in April 1986. This is still expected to be achieved. Some construction work will be completed from January to April concurrently with the fitting out.
The estimated cost of the construction and fitting out of the superstructure including the fitting out of the extension to the parliamentary telephone exchange, contractors' claims paid to date, inflation and variation of price payments is £50.4 million. The estimated cost of furnishing remains at £5.3 million.