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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 what the (a) total floor space and (b) floor space measured in square metres per full-time equivalent post is of properties 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 figures are taken from the Cabinet Office's 2011/12 Property Benchmarking Service Programme and show the aggregated performance results for the BIS office buildings nominated for inclusion in the 2011/12 benchmarking programme:

(a) 35,077 m(2) (figure is based on net internal area)

(b) 11.7 m(2) per full-time equivalent

The floor space includes the BIS Conference Centre at 1 Victoria street, SW1.

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