§ Mr. Malcolm Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of Government accommodation in(a) the SW1 postal district of London and (b) the remainder of the United Kingdom is currently vacant. 40W
§ Sir Paul Beresford
Property Holdings is responsible for the whole of the Government common user (office) estate in which Government Departments and their agencies are housed. At 31 December 1995:
- (a) The total area of the CUE offices in SW1 was 856,377 sq metres of which 66,271 sq metres was vacant. (7.7 per cent.)
- (b) The total area of the CUE was 7,496,713 sq metres of which 1,017,304 sq metres was vacant (13.6 per cent.) When the SW1 area is excluded from the national figure, the CUE area of the remainder of the United Kingdom reduces to 6,613,336 sq metres of which 951,033 sq metres (14.4 per cent.) was vacant.