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Official Residences

Volume 450: debated on Monday 23 October 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1637W, on official residences, whether the agency and specialist subcontractors providing maintenance to the Deputy Prime Minister’s official residence includes cleaners. (94697)

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer of 25 July 2006, Official Report, column 1637W, on official residences, whether the Total Facilities Management service provided by Ecovert FM for the maintenance of Admiralty House includes (a) linen and laundry, (b) porters, (c) internal plants and (d) catering services. (94714)

The Total Facilities Management Contract includes all of the above items for the non-residential areas of Admiralty House only.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster which Ministers are occupying a flat in Admiralty House; and which Ministers have vacated a flat in Admiralty Arch since May 2006. (94858)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer given by my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister to my hon. Friend the Member for Pendle (Mr. Prentice) on 12 June 2006, Official Report, column 883W.

Since then, my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Margaret Beckett) and my right hon. Friend the Minister for Europe (Mr. Hoon) have vacated their residences in Admiralty House. My right hon. Friend the Lord Chancellor has been allocated one of the flats in Admiralty House. He will not take up residence but will use it for official entertaining and other engagements.