Defence written question – answered at on 8 October 2012.

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Photo of Stewart Hosie Stewart Hosie SNP Chief Whip, SNP Deputy Leader, Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Treasury)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assets his Department has sold and leased back over the last 12 months; what the sale price was of each asset so sold; and what estimate his Department has made of the cost to the public purse of leasing back each such asset over the period of the lease.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence has sold and leased back one building block in Bath over the past 12 months. The sale price was some £4 million, and there was no additional cost to the public purse of the short-term leaseback, which enabled the building to be vacated in good order.

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