§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether he will give a detailed list of the houses, flats or properties now allocated to or occupied by Ministers of the Crown, a description of the size of such premises, what is included in the use of the building, so far as cleaning, heating, lighting and upkeep is concerned and the rateable 829W value of the buildings so occupied in each case.
Minister Address Approximate area of residence Rateable value sq.ft. £ The Chancellor of the Exchequer … 11 Downing Street … 4,800 3,722 The Secretary of State for Defence … Admiralty House … 5,000 4,068 Home Secretary … Admiralty House … 1,300 1,076 The Secretary of State for Northern Ireland … Admiralty House … 3,700 2,888 The Lord Chancellor … House of Lords … 4,100 3,555
The residences form part of larger Government establishments from which they cannot be fully separated, and, therefore, the rateable values are notional. Heating, lighting and any specialised cleaning of furniture and fabric are included with the general upkeep services provided, but Ministers are responsible for their own domestic cleaning arrangements.