Official Residences

Cabinet Office written question – answered on 26th October 2018.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, if he will provide a list of ministerial residences and their authorised occupants.

Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office, what proportion of Ministers vacated their official residence within (a) one week, (b) two weeks and (c) three weeks of leaving that position in each of the last ten years.

Photo of David Lidington David Lidington Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, Minister of State (Cabinet Office)

The official residences available to government ministers are:

The Chequers, Dorneywood and Chevening estates are available to ministers for both official and private use. None of these properties are owned by the Government, and are run by trustees.

Chequers is used by the Prime Minister. The use of Chevening currently divided between the Foreign Secretary, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union and the Secretary of State for International Trade. By convention, Dorneywood is at the disposal of the Chancellor of the Exchequer.

Ministerial use of these official residences is managed by the relevant Government Department. Information on the time taken for Ministers to vacate those residences on leaving office is not held centrally.

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