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Departmental Contracts

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice pursuant to the Answer of 3 April 2008 to the hon. Member for Fareham, Official Report, columns 1170-74W, on departmental contracts, to which property or properties the expenditure on GVA Grimley related; and what the conclusion of the non-domestic rating challenge was. (202814)

The expenditure on GVA Grimley related to their work, during 2007-08 in challenging National Non Domestic Rating assessments on the following properties:

Barnet Magistrates Court

Bristol Greyfriars

Bury County Court

Cambridge Magistrates Court

HMCS NE Regional Directors Office

Manchester County Court

Middlesex Guildhall Crown Court

N and W Greater Manchester MCC Offices

Northampton Bulk Issue Centre

Nuneaton County Court

Royal Courts of Justice

Stourbridge County Court.

The rating challenge exercise resulted in savings in rates payments of £567,908 recovered in 2007-08, with continuing savings of £418,303 per annum.