§ Mr. Alasdair Morgan
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, pursuant to his answer of 4 December 1997,Official Report, column 296, what were the costs in the last year for which figures are available of running Lunar House, Croydon, specifying staff costs separately. 
§ Mr. Mike O'Brien
[holding answer 14 January 1998]: The non staff costs of running Lunar House in 1996–97 were £5.8 million. This included £3.4 million rent, 277W £1.1 million (Contribution in Lieu of Rates), £650,000 maintenance and building works, £250,000 cleaning and £330,000 fuel and utilities. In addition, the security guarding of Lunar House cost £600,000 and the staff responsible for running the building cost £380,000, although they were also responsible for a wider range of building and office services.