Cost of furnishing and decorating Parliament Buildings

22 October 2008

1. How much money has been spent on decorating/furnishing Parliament Buildings/Stormont in each of the last five years (either financial or calendar)

  • 2003-2004, £397,220.70 (Inc VAT)
  • 2004-2005, £35,370.81 (Inc VAT)
  • 2005-2006, £19,664.49 (Inc VAT)
  • 2006-2007 £41,632.65 (Inc VAT)
  • 2007-2008 £311,991.96 (Inc VAT)
2. An inventory of all instances of decorating/furnishing work in this time, including the date, location, nature and cost of each instance

Decorating

2003-2004

 

 

 

 

DATE

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

28-Apr-03

Internal redecoration of all offices

£103,016.67

£18,027.92

£121,044.59

20/05/2003

Alteration to rooms in the basement

£5,906.94

£1,033.71

£6,940.65

26/06/2003

Redecorate Corridors

£118,036.74

£20,656.43

£138,693.17

30/06/2003

Gold Etching and Room 21 moulding

£1,125.60

£196.98

£1,322.58

05/08/2003

Redecorate Corridors

£21,432.28

£3,750.65

£25,182.93

08/09/2003

Stainless Steel Splash backs installed First Floor kitchen

£1,027.95

£179.89

£1,207.84

10/09/2003

Redecorate First Floor and Second Floor Corridor

£52,202.82

£9,135.49

£61,338.31

13/11/2003

Redecorate Room 23

£3,005.69

£526.00

£3,531.69

13/11/2003

Basement Corridor

£8,390.82

£1,468.39

£9,859.21

19/02/2004

Stainless steel wall protector

£300.97

£52.67

£353.64

 

TOTAL
£314,446.48
£55,028.13
£369,474.61
2004-2005

 

 

 

 

DATE

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

14/06/2004

Gold Etching to Commonwealth Room

£144.05

£25.21

£169.26

04/11/2004

Install Floor within east spiral staircase

£629.36

£110.14

£739.50

02/12/2004

Redecorate kitchen areas on ground floor

£4,338.68

£759.27

£5,097.95

07/02/2005

Redecorate rooms 13 and 14

£1,680.58

£294.10

£1,974.68

29/03/2004

4th Floor Toilet Refurb

£5,247.67

£918.34

£6,166.01

 

TOTAL
£12,040.34
£2,107.06
£14,147.40
2005-2006

 

 

 

 

DATE

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

31/08/2005

Redecorate Annexe C

£451.95

£79.09

£531.04

28/10/2005

Walls to 1st floor kitchen

£3,285.45

£574.95

£3,860.40

10/03/2006

Assembly Crest for Room 21

£989.00

£173.08

£1,162.08

22/03/2006

Internal office redecoration

£4,531.90

£793.08

£5,324.98

29/03/2006

Painting walls of 1st floor kitchen

£598.69

£104.77

£703.46

01/04/2005

Upgrading of Busman's toilet

£2,274.00

£397.95

£2,671.95

 

TOTAL
£12,130.99
£2,122.92
£14,253.91
2006-2007

 

 

 

 

DATE

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

21/06/2006

Room 402 redecoration of ceiling and walls.

£700.65

£122.61

£823.26

23/11/2006

Redecoration of basement and restaurant

£4,831.73

£845.55

£5,677.28

19/07/2006

Painting to part ceiling ground floor

£113.95

£19.94

£133.89

24/10/2006

French polishing to Senate Chamber

£26,886.74

£4,705.18

£31,591.92

 

TOTAL
£32,533.07
£5,693.28
£38,226.35
2007-2008

 

 

 

 

DATE

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

05/06/2007

French polish doors into Ministerial office

£920.00

£161.00

£1,081.00

09/08/2007

part internal painting

£25,498.45

£4,462.23

£29,960.68

09/08/2007

painting of lighting columns

£13,176.00

£2,305.80

£15,481.80

09/08/2007

external painting of window frames

£118,601.27

£20,729.75

£139,185.42

 

TOTAL
£158,195.72
£27,658.78
£185,854.50

Furnishing

2003-2004

 

 

 

 

SENT

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

01-Apr-03

Delivery of filing cabinet

£105.17

£18.40

£123.57

16-Apr-03

Supply Ortho chair

£210.77

£36.88

£247.65

16-Apr-03

Supply 3 x four drawer filing cabinets

£1,104.00

£193.20

£1,297.20

02/05/2003

Supply 2 chairs - tablet plus retractable seatbelt.
For use in Assembly Chamber

£630.00

£110.25

£740.25

12/05/2003

Supply 1x Oak Conference table 6 x Committee chairs

£163.30

£28.58

£191.88

19/05/2003

Cabinet for Room 410

£505.37

£0.00

£505.37

03/06/2003

Supply 3 sets of curtains

£1,471.99

£257.60

£1,729.59

03/06/2003

Wooden Frame Meeting Chairs for meeting rooms

£3,180.00

£556.50

£3,736.50

19/06/2003

Supply 1 x two drawer filing cabinet with mersey lock

£284.00

£49.70

£333.70

30/07/2003

Refurbish and Recover 29 chairs

£3,074.00

£537.95

£3,611.95

30/07/2003

Supply 2 bookcases

£168.74

£29.53

£198.27

08/08/2003

Supply 1 security cabinet

£368.00

£64.40

£432.40

08/08/2003

Supply 2 chairs

£2,339.00

£409.33

£2,748.33

01/09/2003

20 Wooden Frame Meeting Chairs

£2,120.00

£371.00

£2,491.00

01/09/2003

15 Wooden Frame Meeting Chairs

£1,590.00

£278.25

£1,868.25

04/09/2003

Supply 1 Ortho Chair

£109.00

£19.08

£128.08

27/10/2003

Supply Curtain

£264.40

£46.27

£310.67

11/11/2003

Supply Committee Table

£170.56

£29.85

£200.41

05/01/2004

Supply 1 Ortho Chair

£109.00

£19.08

£128.08

05/01/2004

Supply 2 Swivel Chairs

£145.24

£25.42

£170.66

30/01/2004

Supply Suite of Le-al furniture

£166.38

£29.12

£195.50

23/02/2004

Supply pedestals

£223.68

£39.14

£262.82

23/02/2004

Supply required furniture for administration office

£4,856.28

£849.85

£5,706.13

29/03/2004

Supply 2 Static Peds

£330.08

£57.76

£387.84

 

TOTAL
£23,688.96
£4,057.13
£27,746.09
2004-2005

 

 

 

 

SENT

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

19-Apr-04

Arrange for recovering of 40 Cloverleaf Chairs

£150.00

£26.25

£176.25

26-Apr-04

Supply 2 Swivel Chairs

£180.26

£31.55

£211.81

03/08/2004

Supply 3 swivel Chairs

£260.96

£45.66

£306.62

11/08/2004

Supply easy chairs

£141.12

£24.70

£165.82

16/08/2004

Supply 2 Security Cabinets

£736.00

£128.80

£864.80

17/08/2004

Repairs to window blinds throughout first floor

£6,534.23

£1,143.49

£7,677.72

25/08/2004

Supply Required Chairs for gate lodge

£318.15

£55.68

£373.83

01/10/2004

Supply 1 x Ortho Chair

£243.25

£42.57

£285.82

06/10/2004

Supply required furniture for gate lodge

£942.69

£164.97

£1,107.66

29/10/2004

Supply 4 W/Boards and 3 N/Boards

£418.14

£73.17

£491.31

03/11/2004

Supply 4x 800 Oak Desks & 4x Swivel Chairs

£312.00

£54.60

£366.60

03/11/2004

Supply 2 x 4 drawer security cabinet

£736.00

£128.80

£864.80

03/11/2004

Supply 1 x required cabinet

£24.08

£4.21

£28.29

11/11/2004

Supply 2 x 2 Dwr Security Cabinets

£568.00

£99.40

£667.40

15/11/2004

Supply 4 x 800 Oak Desks & 4 x Swivel Chairs

£572.52

£100.19

£672.71

19/11/2004

Supply 1 x Ortho Chair

£113.26

£19.82

£133.08

02/12/2004

Supply 2 x Security Cabinets

£736.00

£128.80

£864.80

21/12/2004

Supply 1 security cabinet

£368.00

£64.40

£432.40

21/12/2004

Supply 1 required chair

£94.06

£16.46

£110.52

31/12/2004

Arrange for covering for 40 cloverleaf chairs

£3,400.00

£0.00

£3,400.00

19/01/2005

Supply security cabinets to annexe c

£284.00

£49.70

£333.70

19/01/2005

Supply security cabinets to annexe c

£1,083.00

£189.52

£1,272.52

27/01/2005

Supply 1 x ortho chair

£165.03

£28.88

£193.91

21/03/2005

Supply 2 x swivel chairs

£188.12

£32.92

£221.04

 

TOTAL
£18,568.87
£2,654.54
£21,223.41
2005-2006

 

 

 

 

SENT

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

13/09/2005

Supply wooden benches for Annexe C

£882.96

£154.52

£1,037.48

17/08/2005

4No 4 Drawer security cab

£1,472.00

£257.60

£1,729.60

01/09/2005

2No Ortho Chairs

£243.32

£42.58

£285.90

13/09/2005

Survey for Furniture for Annexe C

£123.16

£21.55

£144.71

05/10/2005

Supply notice board

£68.50

£11.99

£80.49

28/10/2005

Press Bar flooring

£507.76

£88.86

£596.62

19/12/2005

Replace ortho chair

£25.00

£4.38

£29.38

19/12/2005

Supply keys for furniture

£9.60

£1.68

£11.28

26/01/2006

Supply 1 4drwr security cabinet

£401.70

£70.30

£472.00

09/02/2006

French polishing

£870.75

£152.38

£1,023.13

 

TOTAL
£4,604.75
£805.83
£5,410.58
2006-2007

 

 

 

 

SENT

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

02/06/2006

1 Swivel Chair

£95.00

£16.62

£111.62

15/06/2006

Orthopaedic chair

£121.66

£21.29

£142.95

10/07/2006

1 Orthopaedic chair

£204.87

£35.85

£240.72

10/07/2006

1 Orthopaedic chair

£204.87

£35.85

£240.72

19/12/2006

Arrange 2 conference tables to be recovered

£400.00

£70.00

£470.00

02/01/2007

Supply and fit vinyl floor covering in Control Room

£388.08

£67.91

£455.99

09/01/2007

Supply and fit vinyl floor covering in Control Room

£891.81

£156.07

£1,047.88

13/02/2007

supply of one ortho chair

£126.16

£22.08

£148.24

22/05/2006

Drummond Reid table repolishing

£140.00

£24.50

£164.50

15/06/2006

Orthopaedic chair

£121.66

£21.29

£142.95

10/07/2006

1 Orthopaedic chair

£204.87

£35.85

£240.72

 

TOTAL
£2,898.98
£507.32
£3,406.30
2007-2008

 

 

 

 

SENT

REMARKS

NET

VAT

TOTAL

16/05/2007

supply & fit 1 venetian blind

£56.00

£9.80

£65.80

17/05/2007

12 x Mahogany desks & bookcases

£5,802.84

£1,015.50

£6,818.34

17/05/2007

supply 20 operators chairs

£1,084.80

£189.84

£1,274.64

22/05/2007

supply 10 J Stations x static pedestals

£2,902.60

£507.96

£3,410.56

29/05/2007

supply 10 J Stations x static pedestals

£1,732.90

£303.25

£2,036.15

13/06/2007

supply 20 X operators chairs

£200.00

£35.00

£235.00

20/06/2007

supply 1 x ortho chair

£126.16

£22.08

£148.24

20/06/2007

supply 1 x ortho chair

£126.16

£22.08

£148.24

06/07/2007

supply chair

£308.00

£53.90

£361.90

11/07/2007

supply 1 x tambour unit

£420.05

£73.51

£493.56

16/07/2007

supply 2 x tambour unit

£598.20

£104.69

£702.89

16/07/2007

12 X mahogany desks & bookcases

£2,063.49

£361.11

£2,424.60

09/08/2007

supply swivel chairs

£1,778.00

£311.15

£2,089.15

03/09/2007

supply 1 x required chair

£73.50

£12.86

£86.36

04/09/2007

supply required furniture for meeting rooms

£9,604.80

£1,680.84

£11,285.64

05/09/2007

supply required furniture for meeting rooms and additional desk

£1,231.20

£215.46

£1,446.66

05/09/2007

supply 1 x required table

£5,656.00

£989.80

£6,645.80

05/09/2007

supply 45 x required chairs

£2,025.00

£354.38

£2,379.38

07/09/2007

supply required furniture for Chairpersons rooms and additional desk

£18,122.00

£3,171.35

£21,293.35

10/09/2007

80 chairs to replace broken meeting chairs

£4,660.00

£815.50

£5,475.50

18/09/2007

supply 2 x security cabinets + 2 x tambour units

£601.20

£105.21

£706.41

18/09/2007

supply 2 x security cabinets + 2 x tambour units

£828.40

£144.97

£973.37

18/09/2007

supply 2 x tambour units

£232.55

£40.69

£273.24

19/09/2007

supply 5 x tambour units

£299.10

£52.34

£351.44

19/09/2007

supply 12 x required J stations

£5,562.60

£973.46

£6,536.06

21/09/2007

supply required furniture for education office

£1,125.06

£196.89

£1,321.95

21/09/2007

supply 10 x required tables + 20 required chairs

£3,750.20

£656.29

£4,406.49

21/09/2007

supply required furniture for education office

£1,812.20

£317.14

£2,129.34

24/09/2007

Supply 12x J Stations

£4,635.50

£811.21

£5,446.71

24/09/2007

supply 5 x tambour units

£1,495.50

£261.72

£1,757.22

27/09/2007

supply 45 required chairs

£540.00

£94.50

£634.50

04/10/2007

supply 2 x tambour units

£232.55

£40.70

£273.25

04/10/2007

supply 2 x security cabinets

£828.40

£144.97

£973.37

04/10/2007

supply required higher admin rooms

£763.11

£133.54

£896.65

08/10/2007

supply 1 x required table

£1,749.00

£306.08

£2,055.08

09/10/2007

supply soft seats for meeting room

£1,342.13

£234.87

£1,577.00

09/10/2007

supply 10 x required tables + 20 x required chairs

£1,640.00

£287.00

£1,927.00

11/10/2007

supply tambour units

£409.50

£71.66

£481.16

11/10/2007

Supply 5 x required tambour

£1,428.95

£250.07

£1,679.02

22/10/2007

Supply 20 x operators, chairs

£1,470.00

£257.25

£1,727.25

25/10/2007

supply 6 x tambour units

£1,431.75

£250.56

£1,682.31

30/10/2007

supply 32 swivel chairs

£4,606.08

£806.06

£5,412.14

19/11/2007

supply 12 x required tables + 15 x required chairs

£810.00

£141.75

£951.75

26/11/2007

supply/fit carpet

£817.40

£143.04

£960.44

26/11/2007

supply 12 x required tables + 15 x required chairs

£648.00

£113.40

£761.40

27/11/2007

supply 1 x ortho chair

£126.16

£22.08

£148.24

07/12/2007

supply 6 x r/hand + 6 x l/hand J stations + 12 x static pedestals

£5,562.60

£973.46

£6,536.06

11/12/2007

provide leather chair with castors

£922.50

£161.44

£1,083.94

16/01/2008

Supply required furniture for meeting rooms

£1,285.00

£224.88

£1,509.88

25/01/2008

supply 1 x meeting table

£100.80

£17.64

£118.44

25/01/2008

supply 1 x meeting table

£106.00

£18.55

£124.55

13/02/2008

Supply swivel chairs

£195.00

£34.12

£229.12

14/02/2008

15 Chairs

£1,102.50

£192.94

£1,295.44

07/03/2008

Supply Carpet Tiles

£319.55

£55.92

£375.47

 

TOTAL
£107,350.99
£18,786.46
£126,137.45

 

3.  How much money has been spent on decorating/furnishing office accommodation for MLAs in each of the last five years (either financial or calendar is acceptable)

Unfortunately it is not possible to separate the cost of redecorating accommodation in Parliament Buildings specifically for MLAs. A programme of redecoration was carried out in 2002-2003, including windows, radiators, ceilings, walls, skirting, architraves and doors. All staff offices, meeting rooms, MLA's offices, Party Support rooms, Ministerial offices and Executive offices were redecorated in this project. The total cost for this work was £250,499.69 of which £121,044.59 was paid in the financial year 2003-2004 (refer to answer to question 1).

Furniture is ordered in as and when required for offices in Parliament Buildings or if an item of furniture is no longer suitable for us. The exception to this is orthopedic chairs which are ordered in for individuals with specific needs. Again, while we maintain records of the amount of money spent per financial year, it is not possible to distinguish between furniture for MLA’s and others. 

4.An inventory of all instances of decorating/furnishing work in this time, including the date, location and MLA concerned, nature and cost of each instance.

As noted above, robust records with costs are kept, detailing all decorating work and furniture purchased. However, there is no distinction between decoration and / or furniture for MLA's and other building users within Parliament Buildings.

All MLAs' offices were redecorated in advance of the Assembly sitting during 2002-2003 at a convenient time. In addition to this the furniture which has been ordered in has been allocated as and when required. The exception to this has been the furniture as detailed below, however it was purchased for the person carrying out the job rather than specific MLAs'.

Chairperson’s furniture at a cost of £19,934.20, was provided for all 10 chairpersons offices throughout Parliament Buildings.

New meeting tables for Party meeting rooms at a cost of £11,595.40 these were provided for all Party’s and are located throughout Parliament Buildings.

New furniture for Whips offices, at a cost of £8,434.92, was provided for all Whips offices throughout Parliament Buildings.

5. An inventory of all instances of artwork being purchased at Parliament Buildings/Stormont in each of the last five years (either financial or calendar is acceptable), including the date, location, nature and cost of each instance 

The Northern Ireland Assembly, where possible, borrows works of art from the Department of Finance and Personnel for use within all offices in Parliament Buildings.  

Recently however 4 works of art were purchased, during this financial year, for the Basement restaurant at a cost of £486.  In addition to these, 3 montages of high profile events which took place at Parliament Buildings were purchased at a cost of £467, these are on display within the Press Bar.

The Northern Ireland Assembly Commission, commissioned portraits of Seamus Mallon (unveiled 2003) by Rita Duffy at a cost of £10,000, Lord Alderdice (unveiled 2005) by Carol Graham at a cost of £8,000, both of which are on display in the Members Dining Room, and 'The House Will Divide' by Noel Murphy (unveiled 2003) at a cost of £45,000 which is on display in the Senate Chamber.  

A collection of 46 Rowel Friers drawings of Members of the Northern Ireland Parliament, which was prorogued in 1972, was purchased on behalf of the Assembly Commission at an auction on 4 February 2002 for a cost of  £8,821.88, these are currently on display in the Members Bar.

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