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Attorney General: Buildings

Attorney General written question – answered on 25th June 2015.

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Photo of Andrew Gwynne Andrew Gwynne Shadow Minister (Health)

To ask the Attorney General, which buildings occupied by the Law Officers' Departments are owned or part-owned privately; what the total value is of the rent paid to private landlords for the use of such buildings for official duties; and to whom such rent is paid.

Photo of Robert Buckland Robert Buckland The Solicitor-General

The information requested in respect of the Attorney General’s Office, HM Crown Prosecution Service Inspectorate and the Government Legal Department (formally TSol) remains unchanged from that given in the former Solicitor General’s answer to question 183631 on 22 January 2014 (Official Report, Col 192W). Information relating to the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) and the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is detailed below.

The SFO is a tenant in 2-4 Cockspur Street, London, SW1Y 5BS which is owned by the Crown Estate. The Canadian High Commission (CHC) has taken out a 101 year lease from the Crown Estate for the building and the SFO makes rental payments to the CHC for the space it occupies. The rent paid by the SFO for 2014-15 financial year amounted to £1,733,619 (including non-recoverable VAT).

In March 2015 the SFO rented additional temporary office space as part of one of its blockbuster investigations. Following discussions with the Government Property Unit (GPU) a short term lease for temporary accommodation was agreed with Regus Management. This lease is due to run from 16 March to 30 June 2015 and rental payments for the 2014-15 financial year amounted to £15,690 (including non-recoverable VAT).

According to records held by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) property managing agent (DTZ), the CPS leases the following buildings that are owned or part-owned privately. The rent figures exclude VAT.

Property

Town

Landlord

Rent £p/a

Emlyn Hughes House

Barrow-in-Furness

Barrow-in-furness Borough

Council

33,000

Colmore Gate

Birmingham

CIP Property (AIPT) Ltd

1,167,925

Riding Gate House

Canterbury

James Hay Pension

Trustees Ltd

143,000

Capital Tower

Cardiff

Topland Mercury Ltd

229,716

Stocklund House

Carlisle

Chartsand­­­ Ltd

28,880

County House

Chelmsford

IPT Property Holdings ltd

688,000

Fox Talbot House

Chippenham

PFC Asset Management Ltd

185,000

Southern House

Croydon

London & Continental

Railways Ltd

205,239

Black Horse House

Eastleigh

Eastleigh Borough Council

96,777

Gateway

Guildford

Napier Capital No 1 Ltd

356,850

City Gate

Hove

Altyre Properties

150,750

St Vincent House

Ipswich

Seacourt Properties Ltd

72,500

Jefferson House

Leeds

Bunbury Holdings Ltd

234,000

Princes Court

Leicester

Daffodil General Partner Ltd

290,000

The Regatta (Suites 1-3)

Lincoln

Melbourne Holdings Ltd

61,275

Rose Court

London

Grandiose Investments Pte Ltd

4,345,800

Sunlight House

Manchester

Scottish Widows Investment

Partnership PT

615,377

Hudson Quay

Middlesbrough

Middlehaven Properties Ltd

160,410

Mold Business Park

Mold

WEPRE INNS Limited

40,000

St Anne's Quay

Newcastle

M & F Finance (Ireland) Ltd

530,000

Carmelite House

Norwich

Jarrold Properties

246,000

King Edward Court

Nottingham

Nottingham & County

Constitutional Club Ltd

10,500

King Edward Court

Nottingham

The Saxon Graphics Pension

Scheme (SAPS)

15,400

King Edward Court

Nottingham

Highclare Properties Ltd

120,000

Gemini One

Oxford

Arlington Business Parks

Partnerships

263,880

Preston

Preston

Landmarq LLP

203,600

Queens House

St Albans

Queens House Ltd

232,500

Etruria Office Village

Stoke

Bunbury Holdings

189,300

Central Police Station

Swansea

Police & Crime Commissioner for South Wales

103,000

Penhaligon House

Truro

Daejan Commercial Props Ltd

53,300

South Parade

Wakefield

Yorkway Construction &

Trewint Construction

96,000

Burnley Wharf

Burnley

Judith McFarlane-Davidson

105,600

Vantage Point House

Cwmbran

Vantage Point Business Park

120,863

Priory Gate

Maidstone

Eaton Assets UK Ltd

366,300

Afon House,

Newtown, Powys

Trillium (Prime) Property

GP Ltd

27,200

Parker Court

Stafford

Edward Barry Davey &

Maria Davey

130,910

Bankside Chambers

Warrington

Dukeminster 80 Ltd

87,685

Bromfield House

Wrexham

G Walker Properties Ltd

79,000

The Regatta Suites 4 - 5

Lincoln

Melbourne Holdings Ltd

43,677

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