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Departmental Official Residences

Volume 476: debated on Thursday 22 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with reference to the Answer to the hon. Member for North East Hertfordshire of 14 February 2006, Official Report, columns 1905-06W, on official residences, what the cost of (a) maintenance, (b) renovation, (c) council tax, (d) rent and (e) utilities for the Ministerial residence accommodation at 1 Carlton Gardens was in each year since 2004-05. (203032)

Expenditure on council tax, maintenance and renovation for the residence at 1 Carlton Gardens is detailed as follows. Approximately 35 per cent. of the area of 1 Carlton Gardens is occupied by the residence. Expenditure on rent and utilities is not clearly identifiable and is represented as a percentage share of the total expenditure on 1 Carlton Gardens.

£

2005-06

2006-07

2007-08

Maintenance

520

124,799

23,782

Renovation

0

0

0

Council tax

1,112

1,186

1,227

Rent

54,772

54,772

54,772

Utilities

10

6,306

4,928

1 Not applicable as the residence was unoccupied