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Energy and Climate Change written question – answered on 25th February 2013.

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Photo of Priti Patel Priti Patel Conservative, Witham

To ask the Secretary of State for Energy and Climate Change what occupation costs of each type are incurred for each property used by his Department.

Photo of Gregory Barker Gregory Barker The Minister of State, Department of Energy and Climate Change

The occupation costs for financial year 2011-12 for each property used by DECC are as follows:

  3 Whitehall Place, London SW1A2AW 55 Whitehall, London SW1A 2EH Atholl House, 86-88 Guild street Aberdeen AB116AR 1 Victoria street, London SW1H 0ET(1)
Rent 4,314,196 (2)1 (3)319,515
Rates 1,308,357 156,860 111,003
Other costs(4) 1,152,002 202,257 252,722
Total 6,774,555 359,118 683,240 582,000
(1) Since I February 201 2, DECC have occupied space in 1 Victoria street (Department for Business, Innovation and Skills) on a short-term basis. DECC are not provided breakdown of occupation costs by type for this space. (2) Peppercorn rent—owned by Crown Estate. (3) Includes rent and rates for car park. (4 )Other costs cover core FM (including M&E repair and maintenance, cleaning, security) and utilities.

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