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Official Residences: Empty Property

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office (1) how many months each vacant ministerial residence has been empty; and how much has been paid in council tax on each such residence since it became vacant; (319559)

(2) what the costs in (a) rent, (b) council tax, (c) utilities, (d) cleaning and maintenance and (e) other running costs of each individual ministerial residence in Admiralty House were in the most recent year for which figures are available.

I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Welwyn Hatfield (Grant Shapps) on 11 January 2010, Official Report, column 712-13W and the answer given to the hon. Member for Meriden (Mrs. Spelman) on 23 March 2009, Official Report, column 127W.