§ Mr. Jim Cunningham
To ask the President of the Board of Trade what were the costs of the refurbishment of his Department's buildings in the past two years. 
§ Mr. Jonathan Evans
The Department has carried out the following refurbishments over the past two years, listed by year of project completion:
£ thousands Financial year and project Cost 1993–94 Partial refurbishment of Ashdown House, 123 Victoria Street, London SW1, to enable additional staff to be accommodated following the closure of 1–19 Victoria Street, London SW1 4,532 Full refurbishment of Kinsgate House, 66–74 Victoria Street, London SW1 4,211 Refurbishment of sub-standard parts of the Eastcote site, Eastcote, Middlesex 720 Partial refurbishment of Bushy House NPL site, Teddington, Middlesex 1,077 Full refurbishment of Main administrative building, NPL site, Teddington, Middlesex 1,990 1994–95 No projects completed in this financial year
The refurbishment of 1 Victoria street achieved practical completion in the current financial year. For the costs of that project, I refer the hon. Member to the reply given by my right hon. Friend the then President of the Board of Trade to the hon. Member for Cunninghame, South (Mr. Donohoe), on 21 June 1995, Official Report, columns 311–12.
This reply does not take account of any buildings which the Department acquires as a result of the machinery of government changes announced on 5 July.