HC Deb 05 February 1996 vol 271 c38W
Mr. Malcolm Bruce

To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, pursuant to his answer of 30 January,Official Report, columns 648–50, if he will provide a breakdown of the total costs of holding common user estate space vacant in 1995–96, to show how much of the cost is due to space vacated by each Government Department. [13742]

Sir Paul Beresford

Vacant space is managed by Property Holdings as an entity. Once space has been surrendered to Property Holdings in accordance with the established rules, the identity of the former occupant or occupants becomes unimportant. In consequence, financial information on vacant space costs does not identify the last occupant. This information is therefore not available.

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