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Business, Innovation and Skills 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 Business, Innovation and Skills how many staff are based in each property used by his Department.

Photo of Jo Swinson Jo Swinson The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Women and Equalities, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills

The following table shows the number of staff(1) in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) broken down by their building location.

Building Number of staff
1 Victoria street 2,703
2 St Paul's Place 258
Alexandra House 16
Apex Court 29
Arndale Tower 19
The Business Centre 7
The Axis—Birmingham 35
Bridge House 13
Cannon House 1
Castle View House 9
Companies House 62
Europa Building 41
Exchange House 21
IOS Manchester 18
Larkhill 2
Moongate House 21
Mowden Hall 10
NTI Building, Birmingham 22
Queensway House 5
Stanley Barracks 1
Temple Quays 14
UKTI, Warrington 11
Victoria House 38
Westfield House 22
Out of Deptartment(2) 61
Grand total 3,439
(1) Numbers include all staff on BIS (including UKTI) payroll and contingent workers at 31 January 2013. (2) Staff out of Department but still on BIS payroll.

BIS does not pay costs for the occupancy of Cannon House, Castle View House, Larkhill, Mowden Hall or Stanley Barracks. There are additional staff in Queensway House working on BIS corporate services under a shared service agreement who are not included in the numbers above.

BIS is on course to save £84 million by reducing the number of buildings leased by the Department and its partner organisations. We constantly look at our property portfolio to ensure that all buildings are representing value for money.

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