§ Mrs. May
To ask the Deputy Prime Minister if he will list the number, value and location of properties newly leased in each of the last five years by the Cabinet Office, including and distinguishing between the Department itself, its next step agencies and its non-departmental public bodies, differentiating between purchases made as a result of the creation of new bodies and those purchases made by established bodies. 
§ Mr. Leslie
Information requested, covering 1996–97 to 2001–01 (inclusive) is as follows:405W
Year/number/location Status Value (£) 1999–2000 Number of acquisitions made: 5 England London x 2 Core department. Established body 1,648 Manchester NDPB. Established body 341 Scotland Edinburgh Executive agency. Established body 18 Glasgow NDPB. Established body 54 2000–01 Number of acquisitions made: 2 England London Core department. Established body x 1. 2,527 New body x 1
Unless otherwise stated, the figures shown in the 'value' column comprise rent, service charges and all other accommodation related running costs incurred in 2000–01.
Figures exclude VAT.
Figures in respect of the Government Offices for the Regions and the Regional Co-ordination Unit have been excluded, as these have been included in the Answer already provided by the Department for Transport, Local Government and the Regions.