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Departmental Offices

Volume 485: debated on Monday 15 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what area in square metres is occupied by each Defence Minister's (a) personnel and (b) private office in (i) any building used by his Department and (ii) his Department's main building. (243488)

Within the Ministry of Defence Main Building in Whitehall, Defence Minister's, and their private offices, including special advisers, are allocated the following areas:

Square metres

Minister

Private office

Outer office

Secretary of State for Defence

59

111

Minister of State for the Armed Forces

39

41

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Defence Equipment and Support

40

34

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans

40

55

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for International Defence and Security1

39

35

1 Minister for IDS is currently in temporary accommodation (25m2 private office, 19m2 outer office) and the above figures are the size of the permanent location, which will be available in the new year. Note: Approximate areas, based on examination of the electronic copy of the floor plans.

Defence Ministers’ personnel and private offices do not occupy space in any other Ministry of Defence building, either in London or elsewhere.