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Maybe it’ll paintings that manner for you too.

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May, 2010
(http://home. cc. umanitoba. ca/~altemey/)

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Asked in 1989 by Tony Banks, MP, specifically to state the cost of redecoration since 1979, Mrs Thatcher gave an estimated figure of £975,000 for redecoration and security works combined for 1988-9, stating costs of redecoration were not available. 11 John Major later admitted that 'refurbishing State rooms' in 1988-9 had cost £499,000. 6m was being spent on security works to Nos. 10, 11 and 12. John Major later announced that £292,000 had been spent during the two years 1991-3 on 'new works, furniture and fittings in the state rooms, on the catering facilities, and in the offices and other rooms'.

10, not at the Commons. Until the mid-1980s the position of private secretary for parliamentary affairs was staffed by grade 7 officials (principals). Following the departure of two of her private secretaries to merchant banks, accompanied by comments from Mrs Thatcher on their higher rates of pay in the private sector, it became usual to promote these officials to grade 5 during their time in the Office. 18 The secretary for parliamentary affairs is assisted by a parliamentary clerk, located in another room.

There was no rigidity to the Prime Minister's Office although a form was apparent. It was a flexible set of arrangements that could be shaped to fit the particular style, working needs and requirements of each prime minister. When today's prime ministers take office they find a system for providing assistance in place at No. 10 that has evolved pragmatically over the years, responding to the different needs of different prime ministers. Although a minority of members of the Office- the policy unit, the political office and the personal staff of the previous prime minister - have departed, a new prime minister does not find the buildings empty.

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