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Did they ever come up with a final amount that the Scottish parliament building cost?


Yes, £414.4m!



Closure of Holyrood Project


018/2007 | 21 February 2007


The Presiding Officer George Reid MSP announced to Members of the Scottish Parliament today that:


•The final cost of Holyrood has been reduced by £16.1m. The cost to the taxpayer therefore will fall from an estimated £430.5m to £414.4m.


•The Scottish Parliamentary Corporate Body (SPCB), after extensive investigation, has decided not to litigate on issues during the construction phase of the Holyrood project.


•But, post-construction, the SPCB has instructed action for the recovery of the costs arising from the collapse of the strut in the Chamber on 2 March, 2006.


Making the announcement today Mr Reid said:


"As Lord Fraser made clear, everyone engaged in the project - consultants, contractors, MSPs, staff - might have managed it better.


"So in making our announcement today, we are not trying to sweep past problems out of the way. The most we can claim is a steely determination to get a grip on the project; to move us in and then to move us on; and never to give up on our dedication to get back what we could for the public purse.â€Â


He added:


"Which is why I use the word ‘closure’ in its full double meaning today. Closure in the sense of finalising the accounts. But closure also in the psychological sense of finally letting go of a problem, of releasing oneself for new opportunities and challenges.


"And with closure, I very much hope that Scotland’s third Parliament will, in May, get off to a fresh start.â€Â



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