§ Mr. McMaster
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what is the average cost per square foot of the rental or lease of office accommodation in(a) London and (b) elsewhere for which his Department is responsible for providing to his own and other Government Departments and agencies.
§ Mr. Howard
The current average cost per square foot for the rental or lease of office accommodation provided by my Department is estimated to be as follows:
£ (a)London 15.23 (b)Elsewhere 7.22
The figures relate to the 63 per cent. of office accommodation which is leased and excludes freeholds.