To ask the Secretary of State for International Development what the estimated value is of the Property Portfolio held by her Department. 
The general practice in my Department is to rent office accommodation. The only owned property in UK is our East Kilbride office, Abercrombie House. This is 23-years-old and was valued at £3 million in 2002. It is presently undergoing refurbishment following which, Government Appointed Valuers anticipated the potential value would be between £14 and £16 million.