To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what her estimate is of the cost to the Scotland Office of the offices occupied by its staff in (a)Edinburgh, (b)Glasgow and (c)Leith in each of the last five years; and if she will make a statement. 
The Scotland Office was established in its present form on 1 July 1999.The Department rents offices in Edinburgh and it shares accommodation in Glasgow and Leith with the Scottish Executive. The annual cost of occupying the offices was as follows:
|* From 1 July 1999|
These costs include, where appropriate, rental, rates, heat and power, security, cleaning, repairs, maintenance and water.