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Buildings

Question for Department for Transport

UIN 214224, tabled on 11 November 2014

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport, how many buildings his Department sold in (a) 2010, (b) 2011, (c) 2012, (d) 2013 and (e) 2014.

Answered on

17 November 2014

The requested information is not available in the format requested and can only be obtained at disproportionate cost.

The Department for Transport reviews assets and land and property holdings on an ongoing basis and recently completed the Strategic Land & Property Review to identify capital receipts in SR15. As and when appropriate any land or property holdings deemed surplus are promptly identified and disposed of in accordance with business needs.

This has resulted in reductions in the cost of the department estate and improved space efficiency as reported in the annual State of the Estate Report:

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

Total cost of the estate

£166,096,850

£161,858,767

£154,653,361

Occupied space (m2) per FTE

12.4

11.9

10.3

In addition the Department for Transport has contributed land capable of delivering 3,752 homes to the Public Sector Land Programme during the current parliament, we are continuing to rationalise our estate, delivering cost savings and better value for money for the taxpayer.