HC Deb 05 May 2000 vol 349 cc239-40W
Dr. Godman

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what was the sale price of the Ambassador's residence in Sandycove, Dublin; what was the purchase price of the house in Rathfarnham, Dublin, which is to be used as the Ambassador's residence; and if he will make a statement. [119326]

Mr. Battle

[holding answer 20 April 2000]I refer my hon. Friend to the answer given by my late right hon. Friend, Derek Fatchett, the then Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, on 14 January 1999,Official Report, column 254W, in respect of the Glencairn estate in Dublin. It is not our policy to reveal details of price and other terms agreed in such transactions.

I will write to my hon. Friend shortly about this matter.