To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what the annual running cost of 1 Carlton Gardens was for each year between 2006-07 and 2010-11.
29 March 2018
Comparable figures for expenditure on running costs at 1 Carlton Gardens are only available from 2009/10 due to changes in financial recording processes.
Running costs include rent, maintenance, minor improvement and repair costs, cleaning, security, facilities management charges and utilities.
Running costs for the 2 available financial years are:
During 2010/11 Financial Year the Foreign Secretary moved in to the Official Residence at 1 Carlton Gardens. As a result there was an increase in Security costs. The balance of the increase in costs is due to works that were required as a result of the Quadrennial Inspections of listed buildings in 2009, and in accordance with lease obligations. We are required under the terms of the lease for 1 Carlton Gardens to: “as often as necessary, well and substantially to repair, renew, uphold, clean and keep in repair the demised premises.”