HC Deb 22 July 2004 vol 424 c583W
Mr. Oaten

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what the total floor space area of buildings owned or leased by(a) his Department and (b) his agencies has been in each year since 1997. [182220]

Fiona Mactaggart

The non-ager cy part of the Home Office currently occupies 274,693 sq m of freehold space and 498,664 sq m of rented space. The Department's Executive Agencies occupy 4,188,012 sq m of freehold space and 69,256 sq m of rented space. Together these comprise offices, prisons and other specialised accommodation.

The figures exclude residential properties, premises that are not rented but taken under service agreements and those where costs are shared with other Government Departments who pay the rent.