Clocks (2017)

Request

What the cost is occurred to change the 2000 clocks on the parliamentary estate and how long it takes to achieve the change twice a year ?

 

 

Response

You asked for “the cost to change the 2000 clocks on the parliamentary estate and how long it takes to achieve the change”. We have interpreted this to refer to the process of resetting the clocks twice a year at the start and end of British Summer Time.

Please note that whilst the House of Commons and House of Lords are two separate public authorities in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the Maintenance team are responsible for the upkeep of both Houses. Therefore our response covers the resetting of clocks across the whole estate.

  1. What the cost is occurred to change the 2000 clocks on the parliamentary estate?
    This information is held by the House of Commons. The recent costs to change all the clocks on the parliamentary estate were as follows:
    26/27 Mar 2016 – £3945.20
    29/30 Oct 2016 – £3927.56
    25/26 Mar 2017 - £5115.35
  2. How long [does] it take to achieve the change twice a year ?
    This information is held by the House of Commons. For each event, the clock changes occur over a weekend; 8 hours on Saturday and 8 hours on Sunday.