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Government Departments: Property

Volume 472: debated on Monday 3 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 332W, on Government Departments: property, what the address was of each empty property listed in the answer, according to records held in the e-PIMS database. (183217)

A list of the addresses of current vacant space recorded on e-PIMS has been placed in the Libraries.

The current total area of actual vacant space (excluding sensitive records) is 208,537 m2. This represents 1.44 per cent. of the total space recorded in e-PlMS.

As e-PIMS is a live service, vacant records may have been added or removed since the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham (Mr. Maude) of 7 January 2008, Official Report, column 332W. This demonstrates that vacant space on the Government estate is being actively managed by Government organisations that have that space.

The answer covers both properties that are entirely or only partially vacant. To distinguish between those properties would incur disproportionate cost. In the case of partially vacant properties, only the area of vacant space is given.

The sensitive marker on e-PIMS is used to protect buildings held by the security services or for other sensitive purposes. Information on these buildings is excluded from data made publicly available.