Fit out Costs of Ministerial Office Suite at 39 Victoria Street

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Dear Department of Health,

Please release the budget for the fitting out of the suite of offices and associated facilities (bathrooms, kitchens etc.) intended for the use of the Secretary of State for Health at 39 Victoria Street in Westminster. In respect of kitchens and bathrooms please release an itemised breakdown of the costs, for example by providing an accepted quote, invoice or similar.

This request relates specifically to office suite intended for the use of the Secretary of State and associated individuals.

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Richard Taylor
Cambridge
http://www.rtaylor.co.uk

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This request follows an article in The Sun which stated:

"Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt has had a £44,000 taxpayer-funded toilet and shower suite put in his new office... A whopping £44,000 was spent on the Health Secretary’s plush office shower suite which boasts a designer toilet, vanity mirror and power shower "

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/4236001/je...

Following the publication of the article Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt tweeted to say the story was false, writing:

"Today's @TheSun story totally false. TRUE I requested shower for long dist cyclists in new Dept Health offices (as in current office)."
"FALSE it was for my own use. My cycle 2work only 10 mins so no need 2'freshen up' as story elegantly says.But let's encourage cyclists!"

https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Hunt/status/8...
https://twitter.com/Jeremy_Hunt/status/8...

Some information on fit out costs for the new office building were revealed in a reply to a Parliamentary question at:

https://www.theyworkforyou.com/wrans/?id...

Images of the newly-refurbished building prior to the fit-out for use by the Department for Health are available at:

http://www.jra.co.uk/projects/workplace/...

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Dear Mr Taylor,

Please find attached the Department of Health's response to your recent
FOI request (our ref: Our ref:  FOI 1094693  ) 

Yours sincerely,

Edward Franklyn 

Freedom of Information team
Department of Health

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