House of Lords
Works Services Vote
Account for the year ended 31 March 1999
Ambit of the Vote: This account contains the expenditure
by the House of Lords on works services. Expenditure covers the
costs of projects related solely to the House of Lords, and a
40 per cent share of those related to the Palace of Westminster
as a whole, including the costs of administration of the Parliamentary
The Appropriation Account for this Vote will be published
separately. The attached summary of account and explanatory notes
are based on the Appropriation Account and have been included
here to provide a more detailed statement of how expenditure has
been applied in the House of Lords towards these services.
The Appropriation Account itself is examined by the
National Audit Office and will be published, with a certificate
from the Comptroller and Auditor General, in the autumn.
|Summary of Account
|Year ended 31 March 1999
|A1||Major New Works
|A2||Minor New Works
|A4||Rent and Rates
|AZ||Appropriations in Aid
|Notes to the Account|
|a||Major new works costing over £150,000, including supplies and consultants' fees. Expenditure in 1998-99 exceeded programmed provision due to the acceleration of the programme including the settlement of an account on the shared PDVN project.
|b||Minor new works costing £150,000 or less, including supplies and consultants' fees. Expenditure was broadly in line with programmed provision.
|c||Expenditure on maintenance including transport and removal services. Savings resulted mainly from lower than expected expenditure on the Lord Chancellor's state room refurbishment and contingencies.
|d||Rents, rates, service charges, fuel, utilities and cleaning. Further savings were made in the rating costs and as a result of a revised billing pattern for car parking.
|e||Pay, allowances, overtime and national insurance costs of staff and other general administrative expenses of the Parliamentary Works Directorate. Minor savings were recorded against the provision for pay and allowances.
|f||Receipts from rents, service charges, fees etc and VAT refunds. Receipts in 1998-99 totalled £609,598. The House was authorised to retain £500,000 of receipts as Appropriations in Aid of expenditure on this Vote. The excess of £109,598, consisting mainly of VAT refunds, was surrendered to the Consolidated Fund.