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Public-private Partnerships

22. Ms Rosie Winterton: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will ensure that pension rights of public service workers are protected in public-private partnerships. [90895]

Mr. Kilfoyle: I refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury on protecting pensions in PFI and PPP deals, 14 June 1999, Official Report, column 30.

Mr. Rammell: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will make a statement on what steps he is taking to protect the employment rights of public sector staff under public-private partnership deals. [90898]

Mr. Kilfoyle: I refer my hon. Friend to the statement made by my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office announcing the publication for consultation of a Statement of Practice on Staff Transfers in the Public Sector, 5 July 1999, Official Report, columns 388-89.

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Better Regulation Initiative

23. Mr. Steen: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what plans he has to introduce new regulations under the Better Regulation Initiative in the forthcoming parliamentary session. [90896]

Mr. Kilfoyle: The Government will continue to put forward draft orders for consideration of the House of Commons Deregulation Committee and the Delegated Powers and Deregulation Committee of the House of Lords. The Government are also looking at the scope for reform of the Deregulation and Contracting Out Act 1994 and will bring forward proposals as soon as parliamentary time allows.

Departmental Buildings

Mr. Alasdair Morgan: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office if he will list the location and running costs in the last year for each of his Department's buildings. [90863]

Mr. Kilfoyle: The table lists the buildings of my Department, including executive agencies, and gives the running costs for the last financial year.

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Building LocationRunning costs (£) Status Comment
Cabinet Office (16)
Government offices on Great George StreetLondon, SW13,188,932Occupier/not owner
Alencon Link(17)Basingstoke848,048Owner occupierProperty was sold in 1999-2000
Queen Anne's ChambersLondon, SW1309,388Occupier/not owner
36 Whitehall(17)London, SW1732,243Owner occupier
10/12 Downing Street(17)London, SW12,798,311Owner occupier
Admiralty House(17)London, SW1299,066Owner/not occupier
70 Whitehall(17)London, SW14,579,477Owner occupier
Hepburn HouseLondon SW1762,911Occupier/not owner
Ashley HouseLondon, SW1742,877Occupier/not owner
Grosvenor HouseBasingstoke375,731Occupier/not owner
10 Great George StreetLondon, SW1360,768Occupier/not owner
Matthew Parker StreetLondon, SW1NilOccupier/not owner
Hercules HouseLondon, SW191,404Occupier/not owner
53 Parliament Street(17)London, SW1155,659Owner/occupier
Hampton HouseLondon, SW14,507Occupier/not owner
11 Belgrave RoadLondon, SW1163,005Occupier/not owner
The Arch/Ripley/Kirkland House(17)London, SW1682,645Owner/not occupier
Dacre HouseLondon833,610Occupier/not ownerFigures include costs associated with OHSA who have vacated the premises
Murray HouseLondon, SW1591Sold/residual
Sovereign HouseNorwich360,761Occupier/not owner
Chadwick Street Centre(17)London, SW186,343Owner/not occupier
13-15 Great Scotland Yard(17)London, SW1120,652Owner/not occupier
Britannia HouseLondon, SW175,581Occupier/not owner
Tufton StreetLondon, SW1NilOccupier/not ownerNo cost to Cabinet Office and now vacated
St. Clement's HouseNorwich77,252Occupier/not owner
St. Christopher HouseLondon, SE1146,000Occupier/not owner
RAF BurtonwoodWarrington86,000Occupier/not owner
Civil Service College (17)
Sunningdale ParkAscot1,932,616Owner occupier
Belgrave RoadLondon, SW1608,449Occupier/not owner
Government Car and Despatch Agency
Pontin RoadLondon, SW8815,637Occupier/not owner
Colchester Industrial EstateCardiff14,765Occupier/not owner
Commerce CourtBradford6,236Occupier/not owner
Mount Street Business CentreBirmingham2,688Occupier/not owner
Property Advisers to the Civil Estate
Trevelyan HouseLondon, SW1864,071Occupier/not owner
28 Thistle Street(17)Edinburgh154,381Owner occupier
Alexandra HouseLeeds126,699Occupier/not owner
West PointManchester105,470Occupier/not owner
38 George RoadBirmingham198,672Occupier/not owner
Beauford Court(17)Bristol147,141Owner occupier
Central Computer and Telecom. Agency
Rosebery CourtNorwich1,713,220Occupier/not owner
Steel House(18)London, SW162,255Occupier/not owner
The Buying Agency
Royal Liver BuildingLiverpool320,000Occupier/not owner
Central Office of Information
Hercules HouseLondon, SE12,349,000Occupier/not owner
Wellbar HouseGallowgate45,385Occupier/not owner
Sunley TowerManchester81,017Occupier/not owner
City HouseLeeds67,235Occupier/not owner
Five Ways HouseBirmingham81,369Occupier/not owner
The PithayBristol67,041Occupier/not owner
Belgrave CentreNottingham46,626Occupier/not owner
Three Crowns HouseCambridge51,119Occupier/not owner

(16) The Cabinet Office metropolitan telephone services are accounted for separately. The total cost of this service in 1998-99 was £719,138.

(17) A notional capital charge is included as part of running cost calculations for the building, as indicated in the Voted Supply Estimate. Capital charging was introduced from 1 April 1998. Departments pay capital charges, on the property they hold, from running cost provision. Departments record on the Vote matching receipts outside running costs classified as negative expenditure. Capital charge calculations are revised each year and based on the value of the property.

(18) Figure represents estimated annual running costs for Steel House. No charge was made to CCTA in 1998-99 as agreed with the property holder.


Figures reflect running cost expenditure in-year. Figure may be revised following completion of 1998-99 accounts.

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New Deal (Young People)

Mr. Bercow: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office how many individuals his Department has recruited under the New Deal for Young People. [91893]

Mr. Kilfoyle: I refer the hon. Member to the answer my right hon. Friend the Minister for the Cabinet Office gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Slough (Fiona Mactaggart) on 25 May 1999, Official Report, column 116.

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Family-friendly Employment Policies

Helen Jackson: To ask the Minister for the Cabinet Office what progress he is making in developing family-friendly employment policies within Government departments; and if he will make a statement. [90875]

Mr. Kilfoyle: All Government Departments already have a range of family friendly policies in place which include flexible working arrangements, help with child care and career breaks.

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