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Empty Property

Volume 506: debated on Tuesday 2 March 2010

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what definition of the term (a) actual and (b) vacant is used for the purposes of property returns for the e-PIMS database; and what proportion of central Government property is recorded on that database. (319805)

The definitions of the terms vacant and actual are only used in the context of vacant space recorded on e-PIMS, Space that is vacant remains the responsibility of the owning department. Actual vacant space refers to space that is currently available, as opposed to potential vacant space (that might become available in the future but no specific date has been identified) or future vacant space (that is planned to be available at a specific date).

100 per cent. of property records within the mandated estate are entered on e-PIMS.