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Speaker's Residence Spending (2019)

Request

Please could I be supplied with a breakdown of all spending on the Speaker's residence since April 2018. Could receipts be supplied where available, and any correspondence between the Speaker/Mrs Bercow and the House authorities concerning the work.

 

Response

The House of Commons holds spending records in a database of all costs.  Using the keyword “Speaker”, we have identified a number of relevant records, and so this information is held by the House of Commons.

In addition, we hold a record of Christmas trees being supplied to Westminster Hall and the Speaker's residence.  These cost £370, but we cannot disaggregate the costs for the separate areas. Please also note that this may not include works carried out as part of a larger schedule, such as improvements to fire safety systems, because these costs are not disaggregated into different areas.

Lastly, you also asked for any correspondence between the Speaker/Mrs Bercow and the House authorities concerning the work.  This information is not held by the House of Commons.