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Ripley Building

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what proportion of the Ripley Building in Whitehall is occupied by the Deputy Prime Minister’s Office. (99617)

The Deputy Prime Minister’s Office occupies part of a floor in the Ripley Building, 26 Whitehall.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend the Member for Surrey Heath (Michael Gove) of 16 October 2006, Official Report, columns 995-6W, on the Ripley Building, how many civil servants from (a) the Cabinet Office, (b) the Department for Communities and Local Government and (c) the Deputy Prime Minister's Office work in the Ripley Building. (99618)

There are approximately 45 civil servants from the Cabinet Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government who work in the Ripley Building. For information relating to the staff providing support to my right hon. Friend the Deputy Prime Minister, I refer the hon. Member to the answer given on 9 October 2006, Official Report, column 72W.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was spent on business rates for the Ripley Building in Whitehall in the most recent year for which figures are available; and what the rateable value is of the building. (99619)