HL Deb 18 June 1997 vol 580 c115WA
Lord Lucas

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the former deputy high commissioner's house in Ottawa has yet been sold; and, if not, how much it is hoped to realise from the sale and how much the house cost.

Lord Whitty

The house has not yet been sold. New agents have recently been appointed to take over the marketing of the house. The current asking price is C$1,800,000 (approximately £800,000 at current exchange rates). It was acquired by Her Majesty's Government in 1960 for C$105,000 (approximately £38,500 at 1960 exchange rate).