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Leased Land

Volume 447: debated on Monday 5 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what (a) land and (b) property her Department (i) leases and (ii) leased in (A) 1979, (B) 1983, (C) 1987, (D) 1992 and (E) 1997 in (1) the Southend, West constituency, (2) Essex, (3) Hertfordshire and (4) the Metropolitan Police area of London. (72122)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport does not have and has never held leases in the Southend, West constituency, Essex or Hertfordshire.

In the Metropolitan Police area of London, the Department currently leases the following properties: 2 to 4 Cockspur Street; Oceanic House, 1a Cockspur Street; Grove House, 2 to 6 Orange Street; Queen's Yard, 179a Tottenham Court Road; 55 Blandford Street.

The Department was created under its previous name, the Department for National Heritage, in 1992. It thus held no leases in 1979,1983 or 1987. In 1992, the Department leased 2 to 4 Cockspur Street and 2 Sheraton Street. In 1997 the Department leased 2 to 4 Cockspur Street; 2 Sheraton Street; Grove House, 2 to 6 Orange Street; and Haymarket House, Oxendon Street.