§ 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 Apartment
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 Accommodation 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