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Land And Buildings (Departmental Sales)

Volume 130: debated on Monday 28 March 1988

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To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will give for the year 1987–88 the sales of land and buildings by Department as in the form of his answer of 27 January 1987, Official Report, column 229, giving the gross figure for purchases of land and buildings for 1987–88.

The table shows sales and purchases of land and buildings by department for 1987–88. The figures include sales and purchases by local authorities and new towns as well as central government and are consistent with the figures published in the 1988 public expenditure White Paper, Cm. 288.

£ million
1987–88 estimated outturn
Sales of land and existing buildingsPurchases of land and existing buildings
Foreign and Commonwealth Office11046
Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food2291
Trade and Industry3
DOE-Other environmental services88354
Home Office44820
Arts and Libraries
DHSS-Health and personal social services22121
DHSS-Social security
Northern Ireland139
Chancellor's departments
Other departments5384
1Including Overseas Development Administration.
2 Including Intervention Board for Agricultural Produce and Forestry Commission.
3 Including Export Credits Guarantee Department.
4 This group comprises the Home Office, Lord Chancellor's Department, Northern Ireland Court Service, the Crown Prosecution Service, the Serious Fraud Office and the Crown Office, Procurator Fiscal Service and the Lord Advocate's Department.
5 Including Property Servies Agency and Civil Superannuation.