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Buildings: Cabinet Office

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer, pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 613W, on buildings: Cabinet Office, what vacant space in the Prime Minister's Offices there was in each of the last 10 years; (178346)

(2) pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 613W, on buildings: Cabinet Office, what the total area of the Prime Minister's offices was in each of the last 10 years.

The total area and vacant space in the Prime Minister's Offices recorded on e-PIMS since 2005-06, the earliest date from which data are available, is as follows:

(m2)

Total area

Area of vacant space

2005-06

4,066.2

0

2006-07

4,066.2

0

2007-08 (current)

4,066.2

0

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer of 12 December 2007, Official Report, column 613W, on buildings: Cabinet Office, (1) what vacant space in the Cabinet Office's estate there was in each of the last 10 years; (178347)

(2) on buildings: Cabinet Office, what the total area of the Cabinet Office's estate was in each of the last 10 years. (178349)

The total area and vacant space in the Cabinet Office's estate recorded on e-PIMS since 2005-06, the earliest date from which data is available, is as follows:

Total area (m2)

Area of vacant space (m2)

Percentage of vacant space against total area

2005-06

161,673

676

0.4

2006-07

143,339

4782

3.3

2007-08 (current)

146,886

4635

3.2

The reduction in area between 2005-06 and 2006-07 is because The National School of Government, previously part of Cabinet Office, became an independent department on 1 January 2007.