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Disused Properties

Volume 15: debated on Monday 14 December 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department what number and value of disused properties is held by his Department or by the Property Services Agency on his behalf; and what plans he has for their disposal or future use.

In accordance with the procedures for disposing of properties for which there is no future need, arrangements are in hand to sell Stocken Hall in Leicestershire and Swinfen Hall in Staffordshire. Their valuation is a matter for the district valuer. Eynsham Hall in Oxfordshire will be given up later this month when its lease expires. Some 1,000 prison staff quarters in various parts of the country are being offered for sale in the open market: they are averaging approximately £15,000 in price.We are reviewing Morton Hall in Lincolnshire, which was at one time a borstal institution and has been used recently for housing Vietnamese refugees.