Departmental Properties

Health written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Theresa May Theresa May Shadow Secretary of State for Transport, Local Government and the Regions

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will list the number, value and location of properties newly leased in each of the last five years by his Department, broken down by leases by the Department itself, its next step, agencies and its non-departmental public bodies, differentiating between purchases made as a result of the creation of new bodies and those purchases made by established bodies.

Photo of Hazel Blears Hazel Blears Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health)

The table lists the number, value and location of properties newly leased in each of the last five years (1996–97 through to 2000–01) by the Department. They include and distinguish between the Department, its next step agencies and its non-departmental public bodies, differentiating between acquisitions made as a result of the creation of new bodies and those acquisitions made by established bodies.

Department of Health
Acquired by Year Number Value (£ million) Location
New bodies 1998–99 1 0.328 Bristol
Established bodies 1998–99 1 0.492 Cambridge
2000–01 1 0.092 Manchester
Agencies
Established bodies 1996–97 1 0.086 Reading
1998–99 1 2.277 Reading
1999–2000 2 0.009 Kingswinford, Cambridge
2000–01 1 0.039 Harrogate
Non-departmental public bodies
New bodies 1999–2000 1 0.029 London
2000–01 12 1.785 London, Bristol Aylesbury, Shrewsbury, Bedford, Gloucester, Ashford, Northampton, Oxford, Wolverhampton, Easing, Welwyn Garden City
Established bodies 1996–97 2 0.035 Nottingham, Redhill
1997–98 2 0.029 Bristol, Wigan
1998–99 2 0.999 Bristol, London
1999–2000 4 0.035 Newcastle, Bristol, Harrogate, Plymouth
2000–01 8 2.669 London (3), Newcastle, Bristol, Chester, Birmingham, Jesmond

Note:

Value for leased accommodation is taken as the annual rent and service charge (based on the current annual cost) and for private finance initiative/public private partnership arrangements as the annual unitary charge (based on the current annual cost) and includes the cost of the provision of facilities management services.

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