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Departmental Buildings

Volume 475: debated on Tuesday 6 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what recent estimate has been made of the value of those parts of Oceanic house for which his Department is responsible; and what progress has been made on a possible sale. (203000)

No valuation has been placed on the parts of Oceanic house that the Department had occupied as the areas were leased. The Department is not involved in the sale of the property but is at present negotiating its exit from the lease agreement with the landlord’s agents.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the cost of building services was to his Department in each of the last three years; and how much he expects them to cost in each of the next three years. (203098)

Building services have been taken to mean facilities management, catering, security, reprographics and mail room services. The total costs to the Department are as follows.

Cost (£)

Actual/Estimate

2005-06

3,009,532

Actual

2006-07

3,156,969

Actual

2007-08

2,834,495

Estimate1

2008-09

2,471,000

Estimate

2009-10

2,541,000

Estimate

2010-11

2,533,000

Estimate

1 Departmental resource accounts are still being processed and this estimate may be subject to minor change.