§ Mr. Nott
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works what is the estimated up-to-date asset valuation of the Embassies and High Commissions, including staff residences, owned by Her Majesty's Government in each of the following overseas cities, Singapore, Tokyo, Bangkok, Paris, Washington and Moscow.
§ Mr. Mellish
Up-to-date valuations would require extensive discussions with planning and other authorities in the cities mentioned on current development possibilities, and an appraisal of the present local property markets, which would take time, be expensive, and become out of date very quickly. Up-to-date valuations are normally made when the sale and purchase of properties is under consideration, but it would not be possible to publish these without prejudice to the negotiations in prospect.
Her Majesty's Government own no property in Moscow.