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Government Departments: Property

Volume 468: debated on Thursday 6 December 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster what was the average amount of (a) vacant space and (b) total area, in square metres, recorded on the Electronic Property Information Mapping Service (e-PIMS) database for Government Departments and executive agencies for which information was held, in each year since the database was created. (171456)

I have been asked to reply.

In 2005-06 the total floor area recorded on e-PIMS was 12,753,581 m2 and the amount of vacant space was 255,929 m2.

In 2006-07 the total floor area recorded on e-PIMS was 13,713,489 m2 and the amount of vacant space was 340,235 m2.

The total area currently recorded on e-PIMS is 13,977,243 m2 and the amount of vacant space is 496,416 m2.

Figures are included from 2005-06 because this is the earliest that comparator data became available. It is estimated that e-PIMS saves the Government £8 million a year.