Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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Photo of Michael Ancram Michael Ancram Shadow Secretary of State for International Affairs, Shadow Foreign Secretary & Deputy Leader, International Affairs, Shadow Secretary of State, Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party, Shadow Foreign Secretary

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs which consultants were used to evaluate the cost of embassies and assess the value of embassy land proposed to be sold in Thailand; and what costs were incurred.

Photo of Jack Straw Jack Straw Foreign Secretary

holding answer 22 February 2005

Since 2002, when the present project commenced, we have used Brooke Real Estate to provide market updates at six monthly intervals on the diplomatic estate in Bangkok, at a total cost of £16,846.

Full details of earlier consultancies and costs could be obtained only at disproportionate cost. Brooke Real Estate were also paid £20,327 in 1999.

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