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Ripley Building

Volume 450: debated on Monday 16 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the estimated (a) rental and (b) capital value is of the Ripley Building in Whitehall. (90487)

The Ripley and Kirkland buildings are adjoining and share common infrastructure. Accordingly there is no formal valuation of the individual buildings and it is not possible to provide a separate rental value.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Departments and sub-divisions the civil servants in the Ripley Building are allocated to. (90489)

Civil servants from the Cabinet Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office are accommodated in the Ripley Building (26 Whitehall).

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on (a) security, (b) utilities, (c) facilities management and (d) general maintenance for the Ripley Building in the most recent year for which figures are available. (90490)

Civil servants from the Cabinet Office, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) and the Deputy Prime Minister's Office are accommodated in the Ripley Building (26 Whitehall). The spend on utilities, facilities management and general maintenance for the Ripley Building in 2005-06 was £870,000. It has been the practice of successive Governments not to comment on security matters.