§ Mr. Matthew Taylor
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment what percentage of Government office accommodation in(a) the SW I postage district of London and (b) the remainder of the United Kingdom is now vacant; and what is the estimated annual net cost of these vacancies.861W
§ Mr. Baldry
Office accommodation for general government use is managed on the common user estate. Including properties undergoing refurbishment, 5.8 per cent. is vacant in SW1 at an estimated cost in 1993–94 of £4.9 million. In the remainder of the United Kingdom, 9.6 per cent. is vacant at an estimated cost in 1993–94 of £51.9 million.