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Departmental Buildings

Volume 486: debated on Tuesday 13 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what use his Department is currently making of the property at 1 Carlton Gardens; whether negotiations over the lease with the Crown Estate Commissioners have now concluded; and whether the lease will be extended. (245923)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office uses 1 Carlton Gardens for a range of events hosted by ministers and senior officials, as well as other departmental meetings. It is not being used for residential purposes. Negotiations with the Crown Estate are continuing.