§ Mr. Ian McCartney
Responsibility for this matter has been delegated under the terms of the Framework Document to the Property Advisers to the Civil Estate. I have asked its Chief Executive, Mr. John Locke, to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from John C. Locke to Mr. Edward Leigh, dated 6 December:The Minister of State for the Cabinet Office, Ian McCartney, has asked me as Chief Executive of Property Advisers to the Civil Estate (PACE) to respond to your Parliamentary Question about the demolition of 2 Marsham Street.It remains our intention to demolish 2 Marsham Street as soon as practicable. You may be aware that, in connection with its Headquarters PFI project, the Home Office has made the property available to its bidders to consider as one of their options.A decision by Home Office is now expected in late Spring next year. Pending this decision, Home Office has assumed management responsibility and is paying the holding costs of the property.