§ Mrs. Bridget Prentice
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the square footage and cost of office space rented by his Department and its agencies and the number of his Department or agencies' buildings partly, or fully occupied together with the square footage of that unoccupied office space and its estimated rental value where available in each of the past five financial years. 
§ Mr. Hanley
The square footage and cost, including VAT, of rented space, by both wings of the FCO and its agencies in the United Kingdom over the last five financial year are as follows:
Square footage Cost £ 1991–92 357774 9,759,695.90 1992–93 357774 9,759,695.90 1993–94 357774 10,137,292.12 1994–95 362924 9,729,174.43 1995–96 355327 9,161,664.81
The FCO also occupies Crown freehold properties. None of the leased buildings were partially or totally unoccupied during the period.