Wales Office: Assets

Wales Office written question – answered on 24th March 2017.

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Photo of Lord Kennedy of Southwark Lord Kennedy of Southwark Shadow Spokesperson (Housing), Opposition Whip (Lords), Shadow Spokesperson (Communities and Local Government), Shadow Spokesperson (Home Affairs)

To ask Her Majesty’s Government what land or buildings owned by, leased by, or under the control of, the Wales Office they are seeking to dispose of, and for what purposes.

Photo of Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth Lord Bourne of Aberystwyth The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Wales

The Government has made a commitment to release surplus government owned property with capacity of at least 160,000 homes and raising at least £5 billion from land and property disposals by 2020. The details of the government land and property released over the previous financial year will be published as part of the Transparency Review in summer 2017.

Departments released a total of 468 sites in 2015/16, which generated £973 million.

No land or property releases were contributed by the Wales Office.

The Wales Office is a small Government Department with a single building on Whitehall and lease of half a floor in Cardiff Bay.

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