HC Deb 08 April 1965 vol 710 cc98-9W
53. Mr. Robert Cooke

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what is the average cost per square foot, rented and freehold, of Government office accommodation within the City and County of Bristol, the City of Exeter, the City of Plymouth and the towns of Taunton, Yeovil, Bridgwater, Shepton Mallet, Chew Magna, Chipping Sodbury and Weston-super-Mare.

Mr. Boyden

The figures for hirings by the Ministry are as follows:

per sq. ft.
Bristol about 8s. 8d.
Exeter about 5s. 3d.
Plymouth about 5s. l0d.
Taunton about 2s. 3d.
Yeovil about 2s. 11d.
Bridgwater about 4s. 1d.
Shepton Mallet about 3s. 0d.
Weston-super-Mare about 6s. 6d.

We have no leased offices in Chew Magna or Chipping Sodbury.

The rents vary considerably with the quality and location of accommodation and the dates of particular leases. Information is not given for freehold property as the annual cost varies with the cost of sites and the date and type of construction.