To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by his Department is in 2008-09. (258528)
The Department has one vacant property, Oceanic House, recorded on the e-PIMS database. This has been vacant throughout 2008-09. Oceanic House is a listed building and is exempt from business rates while it is empty.