02 March 1998
Cunninghams new address costs £2.3m
SOME £2.3 million has been spent moving and refurbishing the offices of the Department of Agriculture, the government admitted yesterday.
The cost is more than double the figure predicted in a report given to members of the Commons Agriculture Committee in December.
The bill was for moving Dr Jack Cunningham, agriculture minister, and his three colleagues – along with civil servants – from 1 Whitehall Place to Novel House at 17 Smith Square, Westminster.
The Daily Telegraph 02/03/98 page 4