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Lancaster House

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 24th March 2004.

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Photo of Tim Loughton Tim Loughton Shadow Minister (Children)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs how many times Lancaster House was used for private functions in each of the last five years; and what revenue was brought in as a result.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Foreign Secretary

No private functions are held in Lancaster House. However occasionally, on special request, the Crown Estate has allowed Lancaster House to be used for commercial filming. The revenue from this source over the last five years has been set out in the following table:

1999 26,000
2000 0
2001 40,000
2002 95,000
2003 7,000

We are actively exploring the possibility of greater commercial use of the House in order to offset costs.

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