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Departmental Property

Volume 472: debated on Wednesday 5 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what property has been lost or stolen from her Department since 1997; and what the cost of replacement was. (187467)

The Department for Transport was formed in 2002 and includes seven agencies, a shared service centre and the central Department, with a total staff of over 19,000.

The information requested is not held centrally. It has been estimated that, due to the broad scope of this question and the decentralised and devolved structure of the Department, to obtain it would incur disproportionate costs.

I would also refer the hon. Member to the answer given today to the hon. Member for Brent, East (Sarah Teather) (UIN 184341).

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport whether her Department has created a Property Asset Register (PAR); and whether a PAR Board has been established. (190931)

The Department for Transport Property Assets Board (PAB) was established on 21 March 2006.

Work is under way on developing a single property asset register. This follows a PAB recommendation to review property recording arrangements across the Department with the intention being to identify a pan-DfT solution that will link DfT data held on the Office of Government Commerce electronic Property Mapping Service (e-PIMS) to a geographical information system mapping base. This will enable viewing and interrogation of landed estate on electronic Ordnance Survey maps simultaneously with records on e-PIMS. The findings from this project will be published in due course.