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Departmental Official Residences

Volume 480: debated on Monday 6 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what permanent residential accommodation is provided for use by civil servants in his Department; how many residential dwellings are provided; where they are located; and for what grade of civil servant they are provided. (222146)

Where, for business reasons, staff are required by the Department to work away from their appointed office and commuting is not practical they are provided with accommodation. The total is as follows: London 18, Belfast four, Dundonald one, Holywood one and Helens Bay three. The standard provision is a flat but there are three houses in Northern Ireland. The properties are occupied by staff at all grades.