§ Mr. Dalyell
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment why Norfolk house, East Kilbride, was vacated in 1984; when the lease of Norfolk house expires; and what is the annual cost.
§ Mr. Chope
The occupying Department, Inland Revenue, vacated the premises since they were considered to be unsuitable either for adaptation under the computerised office programme or as a training centre. PSA (Scotland) is currently negotiating abandonment of the lease which is scheduled to expire on 24 March 2029. Annual costs vary from year to year but including rental approximate at £200,000.