1 Carlton Gardens

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 29th March 2018.

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Photo of Tommy Sheppard Tommy Sheppard Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Cabinet Office), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Scotland), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (House of Lords)

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual running cost of 1 Carlton Gardens was for each year between 2006-07 and 2010-11.

Photo of Alistair Burt Alistair Burt Minister of State (Department for International Development) (Jointly with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Minister of State (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

Comparable figures for expenditure on running costs at 1 Carlton Gardens are only available from 2009/10 due to changes in financial recording processes.

Running costs include rent, maintenance, minor improvement and repair costs, cleaning, security, facilities management charges and utilities.

Running costs for the 2 available financial years are:

2009/10: £590,830

2010/11: £716,121

During 2010/11 Financial Year the Foreign Secretary moved in to the Official Residence at 1 Carlton Gardens. As a result there was an increase in Security costs. The balance of the increase in costs is due to works that were required as a result of the Quadrennial Inspections of listed buildings in 2009, and in accordance with lease obligations. We are required under the terms of the lease for 1 Carlton Gardens to: “as often as necessary, well and substantially to repair, renew, uphold, clean and keep in repair the demised premises.” ​

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