Government Departments: Estates

House of Lords written question – answered on 12th February 2014.

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To ask Her Majesty’s Government which Government departments, including their associated non-departmental public bodies, are considering or have decided to hand over management of their estates to external contractors; and whether consideration has been given to the National Health Service doing likewise.

Photo of Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lord Wallace of Saltaire Lords Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Lord in Waiting (HM Household) (Whip)

The government’s central estate is managed by Departments, with oversight from the Cabinet Office’s Government Property Unit, to achieve value for money for the exchequer according to operational needs.

NHS Trusts within the National Health Service are responsible for the management of the estate that they own. It is a decision for individual NHS organisations as to whether they utilise external contractors to assist them to manage their estate portfolios.

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