HC Deb 08 March 2004 vol 418 cc1264-5W
Mr. Laws

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the(a) land and (b) buildings in central London owned by (i) his Department, (ii) its agencies and (iii) the UK armed forces, giving the value in each case. [156709]

Mr. Caplin

The following major properties in central London are used by the Ministry of Defence (including agencies and service personnel).

Building Description Freehold or


Horse Guards* Offices Freehold
Northumberland House* Offices Freehold
Old War Office* Offices Freehold
The Citadel* Offices Freehold
Main Building* Offices Freehold
Chelsea Barracks* Barracks Freehold
Wellington Barracks* Barracks Part Leasehold

and part Freehold

Clerkenwell Road Offices Leasehold
ACIO, The Strand Shop with offices Leasehold
Castlewood House Offices Leasehold
Regents Park Barracks* Barracks Leasehold
St. John's Wood Barracks Barracks Leasehold
Metropole Building Offices Leasehold
Great Scotland Yard* Offices Leasehold
St. Giles Court Offices Leasehold
RCDS Seaford House* Offices Leasehold
St. George's Court Offices Leasehold
Ibex House Offices Leasehold
Hyde Park Barracks* Barracks Leasehold
Rochester Row Offices and barracks Leasehold
1. Central London has been defined as the area within the Central

London congestion charging zone but includes major buildings

adjacent to that area.

2. Married quarters and buildings used solely by visiting forces and reserve forces are excluded.
3. The National Asset Register, (NAR), published by HM

Treasury provides a valuation of those assets denoted by * in the

table. A copy of the NAR has been placed in the Library of the

House and can be accessed on the HM Treasury website at http://

www.hm-treasury.gov.uk. It should be noted that this is an asset

valuation as at 19 July 2001 and does not represent the disposal

value of these buildings.