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Departmental Expert Groups

Angus Robertson: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what expert groups her Department has set up in each year since it was established. [213196]

Mr. Dhanda: Details of formal, standing bodies set up by Government to provide independent, expert advice to Departments and Ministers are published annually by the Cabinet Office. These bodies, known as advisory non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs), are listed in the annual ‘Public Bodies’ publication. ‘Public Bodies’ also contains some details on short-term advisory groups and task forces. Copies of ‘Public Bodies’ dating back to 1999 can be viewed and downloaded from


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Copies are also available in the Library.

The publication ‘Department for Communities and Local Government's Public Bodies for 2007’ contains the most recent information about public bodies sponsored by the Department, current as at 31 March 2007. This is available at:

Departmental ICT

Pete Wishart: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the value of her Department’s computer systems (a) was at the time of purchase and (b) is now. [214674]

Mr. Dhanda: At the latest audited date—31 March 2007—the value of computer systems in the Department’s
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accounts was £21.4 million. The value of these systems was £42.4 million at the time of purchase. The Department compiles its accounts consistent with HM Treasury’s Financial Reporting Manual (FreM).

Departmental Property

Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how much her Department spent on (a) new capital investment and (b) refurbishment of property in each of the last 10 years, broken down by project. [212875]

Mr. Dhanda: This Department has not made any new capital investments.

This Department and its predecessor spend on refurbishment is shown in the following tables:

CLG

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Open Space Works inc flexible desking pilot

142,999

2,625,851

4,883,632

Space planning reorganisation HMD, HR and FRD

136,663

443,826

Allington Towers

General refurbishment on occupation of building

114,969

Replace ceiling tiles

112,568

Ashdown House

Window cleaning cradle

385,483

Disability access works (teapoints)

184,723

Replace fire alarm hardware and software

104,571

121,301

Disability access works (lifts)

134,157

Machinery of Government reorganisation

151,708

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Eland House

Additional conference rooms

266,930

Space Planning Reorganisation 6th/7th floors

977,565

Atria Improvements

431,516

Replace fire alarm hardware

130,474

Space planning/reorganisation 5th, 8th & 9th floors

1,753,180

Disability access work (lifts)

296,311

Replace fire alarm hardware and software

176,033

311,122

Smoke duct work at Eland House

146,145

Machinery of Government reorganisation

229,149

Burlington House

External works

369,120

2,407,249

583,858

Total

1,381,158

1,576,022

588,660

5,031,230

4,047,833

4,996,200



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Agencies

2002-03 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08

Fire Service College

Redevelopment of the breathing apparatus servicing area

296,000

Development of the simulation suite

338,000

Investment in IT infrastructure

65,000

Street lighting and CCTV

247,000

General site improvements

107,000

Restaurant refurbishment

401,000

General site improvements

121,000

Refurbishment of kitchens

87,000

QEII CC

Conference room and dining furniture

151,000

Goods lift refurbishment

170,000

Rewiring

29,000

Refurbishment of floors 1 to 4

1,425,000

Furniture

525,000

38,000

39,000

6,000

Lift refurbishment

170,000

Refurbishment of toilets

356,000

Lift and air conditioning refurbishments

1,084,000

68,000

Air conditioning refurbishments

1,468,000

985,000

Installation of disabled toilet facilities

41,000

Installation of energy efficiency lighting in Churchill auditorium

223,000

Theatre lighting refurbishment

320,000

Third floor cabling renewal

773,000

Fleming and Whittle seating capacity expansion

225,000

Total

350,000

2,120,000

1,774,000

2,305,000

1,823,000

1,386,000


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