To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government pursuant to the answer to my hon. Friend Mr. Hurd of
All major contracts with third party suppliers have now been signed.
In eight out of the nine Government office regions, regional control centre buildings have been built and leases have been signed. Three of these leases (in the north east, East Midlands and north west regions) have been assigned to the local authority controlled companies which will operate them. It is intended to assign the remaining leases, currently held by my Department, to the relevant local authority controlled company in due course.
The Facilities Management contract has been signed for all the buildings.