Ministers' Private Offices

Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs written question – answered on 25th February 2014.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what the size, in square metres, of the offices assigned to each of his Department's Ministers is; and how many officials, at what grade, work in the private offices of each of his Department's Ministers.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington The Minister for Europe

The size of the offices assigned to each Foreign and Commonwealth Office Minister is as follows:

  Office size (m2)
Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs 373.60
Mr Lidington 145.40
Baroness Warsi 97
Mr Swire 107.70
Mr Robertson and Mr Simmonds 203.30
Lord Livingston 82.20
Shared Meeting room 26

Please note that these room sizes include the Minister's office and all of the outer offices where the Minister's staff sit.

For information on the number and grade of staff in private offices, I refer the hon. Member to my previous answer to Michael Dugher dated 8 October 2013, Hansard, column 47W.

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