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Empty Property

Volume 491: debated on Wednesday 22 April 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions what the estimated cost in empty property business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database owned by (a) the Rent Service and (b) the Health and Safety Executive is in 2008-09. (258520)

With regard to the Rent Service the amount paid in business rates for vacant properties recorded on e-PIMS during 2008-9 is £21,304.64.

The estimated cost in business rates for the vacant properties recorded on the e-PIMS database held on leasehold by the Health and Safety Executive in 2008-09 is £337,803.