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Official Residences: Admiralty House

Volume 473: debated on Thursday 13 March 2008

To ask the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster (1) who occupies, or was the most recent occupier of, each official ministerial residence in Admiralty House; (189521)

(2) pursuant to the answer of 29 January 2008, Official Report, column 246W, on Admiralty House, which Minister occupies or last occupied the flat with one or two bedrooms; and which Ministers occupy or last occupied the two flats with three or four bedrooms;

(3) pursuant to the answer to the right hon. Member for Horsham of 25 October 2007, Official Report, column 490W, on Official Residences: Admiralty House, what the floor area is of each of the three ministerial flats in Admiralty House; and what the current or most recent occupier is of each.

One flat in Admiralty House is currently occupied. My right hon. Friend Lord Malloch-Brown occupies the flat which has three or four bedrooms depending on the configuration adopted. The other two flats are currently unoccupied. The last occupants of the flats were my right hon. Friend the former Lord Chancellor (Lord Falconer), who used the flat with one or two bedrooms depending on the configuration adopted, for official entertaining and other engagements, and my right hon. Friend the Member for Ashfield (Mr. Hoon) who used the flat with three or four bedrooms depending on the configuration adopted. The floor areas of the flats are 293 sq m, 325 sq m and 241 sq m respectively.