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Departmental Estate

Volume 453: debated on Tuesday 28 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what the latest (a) rateable value and (b) business rates bill is of each of the buildings occupied (a) in whole and (b) in part by her Department. (103945)

The rateable value and the business rates bill for each building occupied by Community and Local Government in 2006-07 is as follows:

£

Business rates bill for 2006-07 in buildings:

Property

Rateable value for the relevant hereditament in 2006-07

(a) occupied in whole by CLG

(b) part occupied and paid for by CLG

1st and 6th Floors, Stockley House London1

572,500

84,849

Eland House London

6,850,000

2,966,050

Ashdown House London

4,380,000

713,478

Allington Towers London

1,720,000

277,200

Part 10th Floor, Exchange Tower, London2

149,428

64,919

Ashdown House Hastings

640,000

11,259

Hempstead House Hemel Hempstead

231,000

78,351

Building Research Establishment., Garston3

1,200,000

6,645

1 High St Glossop

6,400

2,771

Fire Experimental Unit Moreton-in-Marsh

45,000

19,485

Hangar 97 Little Rissington4

35,000

20,000

Temple Quay House, Bristol

2,250,000

20,636

Unit 2, Interlink Park, Bardon, Leicestershire

292,500

100,281

Total (excluding Hangar 97 Little Rissington)3

18,371,828

3,258,355

1,107,569

Grand total for rates bills

4,365,924

1 The 1st and 6th floors of Stockley House have only been the responsibility of the Department since 1 November 2006. They will be occupied temporarily in 2007 as decant space for the reorganisation of Eland House to full open plan. The rateable value for Stockley House shown is that applicable to the 1st and 6th floors as they are separately rated in the valuation list.

2 The rateable value for the part 10th floor of Exchange Tower is shown as it is separately rated in the valuation list.

3 The Department only occupies building 3 at the Garston site.

4 Rates paid by MOD.

This answer does not include buildings occupied by Government Offices, which carry out functions on behalf of 10 Government Departments nor does it include those occupied by the Department’s Agencies.