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Departments: Property

Volume 461: debated on Wednesday 20 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate has been made of the value of the Department's property portfolio. (139376)

Asset valuations are carried out at five- yearly intervals in accordance with Government accounting requirements. The estimate applicable on 1 April 2007 was £5,931 million based on valuations carried out from 31 March 2004 to 1 April 2007. This includes property transferred to the Ministry of Justice on 9 May 2007. The estimated value of the Home Office estate that did not transfer to Ministry of Justice was £209 million.

Home Office estate estimated values—March 2007

£ million

Type of property

Estimated value

Home Office excl. NOMS


NOMS Prisons including. married quarters and farms


NOMS Other