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Departmental NDPBs: Empty Property

Volume 488: debated on Friday 27 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by the (a) Land Registry, (b) National Probation Directorate and (c) HM Courts Service is in 2008-09. (258535)

The estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database in 2008-09 owned by the (a) Land Registry is £14,900 and (b) National Probation Directorate is £53,650. NPD also maintain their own database which is updated more regularly and which shows a figure of £170,000 for the same period. (c) HM Courts Service is £349,570.