HL Deb 27 February 2001 vol 622 cc127-30WA
The Earl of Caithness

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What assets of the overseas estate were either sold or purchased and for what prices in (a) 1998–99, (b) 1999–2000, and (c) so far in 2000–01; and what are their detailed plans for the next three years. [HL687]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

I attach details of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's estate sales and purchases for the financial years 1998–99 and 1999–2000.

Over the next three financial years sales of property are planned in over 80 posts. To date, 20 posts have been earmarked for investment through purchase and/ or construction.

It is our policy not to reveal commercially sensitive sales or purchase figures for individual properties. Neither are we able to reveal details of properties under consideration for asset recycling, in order to protect the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's interests in negotiations with third parties.

FCO Estate Sales 1998–1999 and 1999–2000
Year Descriptions Net disposal proceeds (£s)
1/4/1998 to Hanslope Park surrounding land. UK 15A Chemin Rioeu. Geneva 14,556,097
31/3/1999 UK 15A Chemin Rioeu. Geneva
120 Golf Course Road, Port of Spain
18 Ave. du Bouehet flat, Geneva
66 Rue Mademoiselle flat, Paris
15 Bennett Street, Ottawa
120 Lansdowne Road, Ottawa
110 Villa la Mancha, Pretoria
50 Grand Montfleury flat, Geneva
36 Gilfillan Street, Mbabane
60 Boulevard dAnfa. Casablanca
61 Scheveningsweg. The Hague
Torre Prop, Sancho Calle. Bogota
3 Norsveij, Copenhagen
1 plus 4 Conway Court, Gaborone
18 Place Bagatelle, Marseilles
57B Roehagan, Oslo
22/24 Whitehall, UK
Calle Mercadillo 675, Quito
20A Ave. du Bouehet flat. Geneva
267 Route Nationale. Lille
9 Norsveij, Copenhagen
2 Glenageary Woods, Dublin
Land and buildings at Gawcott, UK
1/4/1999 to D1.5 Shazan Court. Kuala Lumpur Lojovagen 9, Stockholm 29,779.385
31/3/2000 Lojovagen 9, Stockholm
Lojovagen 57, Stockholm
77 Friedrich Ebert Allee, Bonn
2947 Courtland Road. Cleveland
4 Allée de Grand Tulipier, Paris
13 Schoch Street. Mbabane
38 Yehuda Hanassi Street, Tel Aviv
Anchusa Calle Tudela 4, Madrid
Glencairn, Dublin
Glencairn Stables, Dublin
23 Chemin Desvallires, Paris
8 Wendelstadstrasse, Bonn
18A Ave. du Bouehet flat. Geneva
18 Ave. du Bouehet flat, Geneva
General Ludwig 4727, Santiago
28 Winchester Ave., Sydney
Rosedale 2 Garden Gap, Bridgetown
35 Delaporte Pointe, Nassau

FCO Estate Sales 1998 1999 ami 1999–2000
Year Descriptions Net disposal proceeds (£s)
52 Protea Road, Johannesburg
Calle 134 No. 11 76 Tower, Bogota
Diego Almagro/Pedro Ponce, Quito
House 3 Allot.91 Davetari, Port Moresby
House 2 Allot.91 Davetari, Port Moresby
Kerenyi Frigyes U 42, Budapest
Land and Buildings at Poundon, UK
Land and Buildings Creslow, UK
1/4/2000 Bonn: Fasenenstrasse 35
Bonn: Residence Heisterbachstr
Cairo: Zamalek House
Cairo: Zamalek House
Capetown: Pinewood Rd SAC013E
Dar es Salaam: 6 Flats 8 Ocean Rd
Geneva: Matutina
Kuala Lumpur: Flat Shazan Court
Lagos: 6 Glover Rd Hats
Malaga: Old Consulate
Nairobi: DS4 House
Ottawa: 3 flats
Paris: Rue le Sueur Garage
Seville: CG Office
Singapore: DHC house Ladyvale S1N005E
London: Poundon Wireless Station Additional land

Overseas Estate Purchases 1998–99 and 1999–2000
Year Descriptions Purchase costs
Vienna: UKDEL Residence ASV244C
1/4/98 to 31/3/99 Guatemala: Office 1,623,000
Montevideo: Staff

Overseas Estate Purchases 1998–99 and 1999–2000
Year Descriptions Purchase costs
Seoul: Staff House
1/4/99 to 31/3/2000 Budapest: DHM House 1,784,000
Georgetown: Residence
Gothenberg: Residence
Ottawa: Staff
Dublin: Residence (Deposit Only)

Capital Purchase Programme FY2000–01
Issued 15/02/2001 All costs include provision for fees
FY 2000–01
Post/Project Spend to 31/3/2000 Spend to end Dec Contract signed No contract to date
Alamty: 2 flats for Visa/Consular Office 60 60
Antigua: Residence + fit out cost 509 445 509
Bucharest: Residence Pangratti 15(US$ 1.8 m) (£400k ingoings in Capital prog) 1,240 1,212 1,240
Dublin: Purchase New Residence (ingoing costs £2.9m in Works progs) 6,687 637 5,680 6,050
Ottawa: Staff accom CAO171C 77 76 77
Ottawa: Office access to car park 105 108 105
Port of Spain: DS9 house 16 Spanish Court 137 135 137
Santiago: SMS House La Fuente 559 559 559
Vilnius: Residence purchase (ingoings in Capital prog) 340 297 340
9,714 637 8,512 9,077

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