Admiralty House


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Admiralty House

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(Named Buildings) the official residence of the Governor General of Australia, in Sydney
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He also has a grace-and-favour apartment in Admiralty House in London.
The Deputy Prime Minister lost the rag after official figures revealed more than pounds 1.1 million of taxpayers' cash had been spent on his plush London home, Admiralty House.
Yet the elderly Lothario talks as if he has a divine right to enjoy the trappings of a grace-and-favour apartment in Admiralty House and Dornyewood mansion in Buckinghamshire.
Prescott owns the imposing Prescott Towers in his Hull constituency, he has the use of an apartment at Admiralty House, and the run of Dorneywood stately home in Buckinghamshire, the Chancellor's official retreat.
Yet he keeps the title of Deputy Prime Minister, he keeps his pounds 134,000 a year salary and he keeps the use of his two taxpayer-funded love nests, the sumptuous Admiralty House and the 214-acre estate of Dorneywood, in Buckinghamshire.
On the north side you can see Admiralty House at Kirribilli Point and slightly west is Luna Park on the edge of Lavender Bay.
Female employees have been for much less, but Miss Temple was obviously more than game to play her part in this Whitehall farce, nipping round to his Admiralty House flat to deliver office papers he had "forgotten" and giggling as he leered over her holiday snaps.
The revamp of Prescott's Admiralty House flat - modest by the standards enjoyed by some of his colleagues - includes a pounds 13,000 bill for carpets estimated to have cost more than pounds 90 a square metre.
But it's time for Prescott to buy a couple of bottles of wine and invite the pair back into his Admiralty House apartment, locking the door behind them.
Admiralty House apartments for Cabinet ministers John Prescott, Margaret Beckett and George Robertson have had pounds 155,000 spent on them.
We accept it was a genuine mistake and the Deputy Prime Minister was wrongly advised over what he owed on his plush "grace and favour" Admiralty House apartment.
Beside the water is a small ornamental temple, which originally stood at Admiralty House in London, but was bought by the 5th Earl Spencer, the First Lord of the Admiralty, in the 1880s.