§ Mr. Steinberg
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he will list the number of Home Office domestic properties there are in the City of Durham constituency; how many of these properties since 1985 have been unoccupied at any time for(a) over six months, (b) one year, (c) two years or (d) longer; and how many are unoccupied at the present time.
§ Mr. Kenneth Baker
The total number of domestic properties owned by the Home Office in the City of Durham constituency, which includes the prison establishments of Durham, Frankland and Low Newton, is 79, of which 28 are at present unoccupied. Of these 28 properties, 23 are currently on the market for sale and five are retained for re-allocation.
Accurate figures as to the length of time properties have been vacant since 1985 are not readily available, but of the 28 properties at present vacant, four have been unoccupied for over six months, two for one year, two for two years and 19 for longer than two years.