To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, whether arrangements have been made for the right hon. Member for Uxbridge to pay rent on grace and favour apartments after 9 July 2018; and if he will make a statement.
The Foreign and Commonwealth Office pays the annual rental on 1 Carlton Gardens under a longstanding lease arrangement with the Crown Estate. Foreign Secretaries do not pay rent while living in 1 Carlton Gardens, they pay for the running costs of the private living area, for example council tax and utilities. The former Foreign Secretary paid these costs throughout his time in the property, including the period from 9 July until he left on 31 July. There was no additional cost to the taxpayer incurred in this period.