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Departmental Fixed Assets

Volume 456: debated on Thursday 1 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which fixed assets her Department sold for more than £10,000 in (a) 2004-05 and (b) 2005-06; and what the (i) sale value, (ii) purchaser and (iii) date of sale was of each asset. (110802)

The details of property assets disposals for 2004-05, and property and vehicle disposals for 2005-06, are contained in the following tables. Where applicable, figures have been rounded to the nearest £000. Each property was sold individually, with the majority purchased by private individuals. Details on the purchaser can be provided only at disproportionate cost. The information for vehicles sold in 2004-05 has been archived following the conclusion of the 2005-06 audit, and can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

Property disposal 2004-05

Date of sale

Post

Type of Asset

Gross sales receipt (£)

21 April 2004

Budapest

Residential

139,000

29 April 2004

The Hague

Residential

154,000

7 May 2004

Budapest

Residential

155,000

7 May 2004

Port Louis

Residential

77,000

18 May 2004

San Salvador

Office

940,000

30 June 2004

Tunis

Site

1,076,000

5 July 2004

Santiago

Residential

424,000

9 July 2004

Santiago

Residential

46,000

15 July 2004

Buenos Aires

Residential

107,000

19 July 2004

Buenos Aires

Residential

370,000

28 July 2004

Canberra

Residential

856,000

28 July 2004

Kuala Lumpur

Residential

203,000

29 July2004

Budapest

Residential

4,000

3 August 2004

Bucharest

Residential

1,059,000

22 September 2004

Kampala

Site

14,000

12 October 2004

Kiev

Residential

69,000

21 October 2004

Vienna

Residential

807,000

29 October 2004

Tashkent

Residential

19,000

11 Nov ember 2004

Dublin

Residential

524,000

15 November 2004

Tel Aviv

Residential

725,000

8 December 2004

Lusaka

Office

223,000

10 December 2004

Caracas

Office

763,000

13 December 2004

San Salvador

Residence

215,000

15 December 2004

Pretoria

Residential

69,000

17 December 2004

Lusaka

Residential

120,000

30 December 2004

Beirut

Amenity

373,000

4 January 2005

Copenhagen

Residential

661,000

6 January 2005

Wellington

Residential

128,000

23 March 2005

St. Georges

Residence

254,000

Property disposal 2005-06

Date of sale

Post

Type of asset

Gross sales receipt (£)

30 May 2005

Brisbane

Residential

160,000

8 June 2005

Helsinki

Residential

208,000

20 June 2005

Bratislava

Residential

383,000

29 September 2005

Lisbon

Residential

800,000

11 November 2005

Antananarivo

Residence

265,000

11 November 2005

Auckland

Consulate-General (CG) Residence

659,000

23 November 2005

Brussels

Residential

477,000

16 December 2005

Dublin

Residential

905,000

23 December 2005

Brisbane

CG Residence

376,000

4 January 2006

Perth

Residential

490,000

10 January 2006

Stockholm

Residential

474,000

13 January 2006

Port Vila

Residential

175,000

13 January 2006

Port Vila

Residential

255,000

20 January 2006

Helsinki

Residential

234,000

24 January 2006

Asuncion

Residence

187,000

25 January 2006

Dublin

Residential

1,079,000

31 January 2006

London

Site

8,125,000

21 February 2006

Santiago

Residential

731,000

22 February 2006

Nuku’alofa

Compound (incl. Residence and Office)

29,000

15 March 2006

Lima

Office

56,000

29 March 2006

Perth

Residence

676,000

29 March 2006

Tel Aviv

Residential

1885,000

30 March 2006

Istanbul

Compound

286,000

1 Figure represents 60 per cent. deposit received—the balance is due in financial year 2006-07.

Vehicle disposals 2005-061

Date of sale

Post

Type of asset

Gross sales receipt (£)

30 April 2005

Madrid

Jaguar Xj8

12,034.75

31 July 2005

Brasilia

Discovery V8i

12,923.32

31 July 2005

Abidjan

Jaguar F

10,292.58

31 October 2005

Harare

Jaguar S

17,351.47

31 October 2005

Seoul

Daimler V8

13,816.64

31 October 2005

Harare

Toyota Prado

12,724.41

31 October 2005

Yaounde

Freelander

12,134.83

31 October 2005

Accra

Range Rover

12,058.82

1 January 2006

Brisbane

Jaguar Sovereign

25,920.82

1 January 2006

Port Vila

Toyota Prado

17,000.67

1 January 2006

Asuncion

Range Rover

15,901.84

1 January 2006

Kingston

Discovery

11,334.89

1 February 2006

Asuncion

Discovery

13,263.16

1 The date of sale and the identity of the purchaser are not held centrally, the dates given in the table are the dates the transactions were registered on the fixed assets register.