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Departments: Property

Volume 461: debated on Monday 4 June 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was raised from the sale of departmental property in each of the last five years. (139322)

The Cabinet Office received £4.2 million from the sale of freehold property in 2003-04. No other property was sold in the past five years.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster how much was received by her Department from the letting of its properties in each of the last five years. (139341)

Information on receipts including rental income is published annually in the Department’s accounts.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what recent estimate has been made of the value of the Department's property portfolio. (139385)

Information on the valuation of the Department's property portfolio is reported in the Cabinet Office Annual Report and Resource Accounts 2005-06, available in the House of Commons Library. Subject to the National Audit Office's annual audit, the Annual Report and Resource Accounts for 2006-07 are expected to be published towards the end of July 2007.

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what the total cost of leasing departmental buildings and office space was for (a) her Department and (b) its agencies in each of the last five years. (139539)