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International Development 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 International Development what occupation costs of each type are incurred for each property used by her Department.

Photo of Alan Duncan Alan Duncan The Minister of State, Department for International Development

DFID relocated in February 2013 to a new Government-owned London HQ in Whitehall.

In 2011-12 the amounts spent on UK estates were:

Financial 2011-12
Expenditure category 1 Palace street Abercrombie House
Rent 5,245,684 n/a
Rates 2,519,795 433,866
Contractual costs 902,944 451,501
Other costs 394,350 235,356

The move from Palace street to Whitehall is expected to reduce overall property costs by approximately £7 million per year.

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