The civil estate is defined as:
“the workspace, offices and other property (land and buildings) used to deliver departments’ activities that is owned, leased, or occupied by a government body including non-ministerial departments, agencies, executive NDPBs and Special Health Authorities in Great Britain. It does not include the operational NHS Estate, the Prisons Operational Estate, the Foreign Office Overseas Estate, the Defra Rural Estate, the privatised rail entities, public corporations or the defence estate (except for certain civil elements).”
The information requested has been placed in the Libraries using the aforementioned definition and applies only to occupations of English Departments, agencies and non-departmental public bodies. It excludes information on all but the headquarters properties occupied by the security services.