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Departmental Non-domestic Rates

Volume 497: debated on Monday 12 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice how many properties owned by his Department were liable for payment of (a) business rates and (b) empty property rates in each of the last five years; and what the total rates liability was in each year. (290253)

There are four properties owned by the Ministry of Justice that were liable for business rates in each of the last five years. None of these properties qualified for empty property rates.

The total rates bill for these properties over the last five years is as follows:

(£)

Gwydyr House, 65 Whitehall, SWIA 2NP

Abell House, John Islip Street, London SWIP 4LH

Cleland House, Page St, London, SWIP 4LN

Ashley House, Monck St, London, SWIP 2BQ

2004-05

45,600

1,360,248

1,163,712

214,320

2005-06

48,108

1,278,660

1,084,540

256,154

2006-07

49,362

1,311,990

1,112,810

262,831

2007-08

50,616

1,345,320

1,141,080

269,508

2008-09

52,668

1,399,860

1,187,340

280,434

Total

246,354

6,696,078

5,689,482

1,283,247

Figures from the estate of Her Majesty's Court Service and the National Offender Management Service are not held centrally and could only be obtained at disproportionate cost.