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Partnerships UK

Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the members of Partnerships UK and their interest in companies involved in past privatisation projects in each case. [78517]

Mr. Boateng: The private sector shareholders of Partnerships UK are as listed:

The details of their holdings in the companies involved in past privatisations are not held centrally.


Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer (1) which IR and C and E buildings are owned by (a) Mapeley UK Ltd, (b) Mapeley Steps Ltd,

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(c) Mapeley Steps Contractor Ltd and (d) Mapeley Columbus Ltd; and whether the companies owning and maintaining the IR offices is based in Britain; [78519]

Dawn Primarolo [holding answer 31 October 2002]: The information to answer the HM's question about the amount of stamp duty paid by the Mapeley consortium is covered by the Inland Revenue's legal duty of taxpayer confidentiality which is laid down by S182 of Finance Act 1989 which states, at sub section 1.

Valuation of the Inland Revenue and Customs & Excise buildings was carried out as part of the STEPS process by independent valuers. This was performed by Insignia Richard Ellis in conjunction with Gerald Eve. Their opinion of Market Value was #370 million.

Under the Mapeley contract the Inland Revenue pays Mapeley STEPS Contractor Ltd for the provision of fully serviced accommodation. A full appraisal was done at the time of the contract and that appraisal indicated that there would be a significant benefit to the Departments from the proposed arrangement over the lifetime of the contract compared with the status quo at that time.

The table below lists the Departments' properties which (with three exceptions) were transferred to Mapeley STEPS Ltd which is registered in Bermuda. The three exceptions were Custom House Southampton, Rutland House Bradford and 23 Piccadilly York which were sold to Mapeley STEPS Contractor Ltd which is UK registered. Some buildings were considered to be of particular importance (including primarily buildings of historical significance) and were not sold. Those properties within this category over which Mapeley STEPS Ltd are granted a long lease are included on the list. The maintenance and day to day services are provided by Mapeley STEPS Contractor Ltd which is a UK registered company.

DepartmentProperty AddressTenure
HMCEGarage, 60 Inchinnan Road, Paisley, Strathclyde, PA3, ScotlandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Killyhevlin, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 4EJ, Northern IrelandLeasehold
HMCEPortcullis House, No4 Gate, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3NT, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Orchard Place, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 3NS, EnglandFreehold
HMCEChaucer's Walk, Furthergate Industrial Park, Blackburn, Lancashire, BB1 3AF, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, The Strand, St. Marys, Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, TR21 0PS, EnglandFreehold
HMCE44 York Place, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH1 3JW, ScotlandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Custom House Quay, Greenock, Strathclyde, PA15 1EQ, ScotlandLeasehold
HMCE24 West Argyll Street, Ullapool, Highland, IV26 2UB, ScotlandFreehold
HMCECustom House, 10 Harbour Terrace, Wick, Highland, KW1 5HB, ScotlandFreehold
HMCEPriory Court, St. John's Road, Dover, Kent, CT17 9SH, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Lower Thames Street, London, Greater London, EC3R 6EE, EnglandLeasehold
HMCEC&E Garage & Wreck Shed, Crittens Road, Cobholm, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 1HZ, EnglandLeasehold
HMCECustom House—Gravesend, The Terrace, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BW, EnglandFreehold
HMCEThe Watch House, Watch House Lane, Cowes, Isle of Wight, PO31 7QH, EnglandFreehold
HMCEEaton Court, 104–112 Oxford Road, Reading, Berkshire, RG1 7FU, EnglandFreehold
HMCEGarrison Point, Sheerness Docks, Sheerness, Kent, ME12 1PB, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, 90–100 Albion Street, South Wick, Shoreham, East Sussex, BN4 4EE, EnglandFreehold
HMCEQueens Dock, Kings Dock (off Chaloner Street), City Centre, Liverpool, Merseyside, L74 4AA, EnglandFreehold
HMCEPortcullis House, 27 Victoria Avenue, Southend, Essex SS2 6AL, EnglandFreehold
HMCEPhoenix House, 1 Wards Road, Elgin, Grampian, V30 1QL, ScotlandFreehold
HMCEPortcullis House, New Harbour Road South, Poole, Dorset, BH15 4AJ, EnglandLeasehold
HMCECustom House, Furness Quay, Salford, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M5 2XX, EnglandLeasehold
HMCEBretonside Garage, 29 Bretonside, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0BB, EnglandLeasehold
HMCEBoundary House, Cheadle Point, Cheadle, Cheshire, SK8 2JZ, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Newhaven Harbour, Newhaven, East Sussex, BN9 0BD, EnglandLeasehold
HMCEMulti Storey Car Park, Baxter Avenue, Southend, Essex SS2 9XX, EnglandLeasehold
HMCECustom House, Alexandra Dock, Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE30 1LR, EnglandLeasehold
HMCECustom House, The Parade, Barbican, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2JP, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Queens Quay, Londonderry, County Derry, BT48 7AR, Northern IrelandFreehold
HMCECarne House, 20 Corry Place, Belfast, County Antrim, BT3 9HY, Northern IrelandLeasehold
HMCECustom House, Queens Square, Belfast, County Antrim, BT1 3ET, Northern IrelandLeasehold
HMCELingate House, 102 Chapel Lane, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN3 4BJ, EnglandLeasehold
HMCENorthstar House, Great North Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, EnglandFreehold
HMCEComputer Complex, Campfield Road, Shoeburyness, Essex, SS3 9BX, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Clayton Street, Avonmouth, Avon, BS11 9DX, EnglandLeasehold
HMCECustom House, View Point Road, Felixstowe Dock, Felixstowe, Suffolk, IP11 8RF, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Main Road, Dovercourt, Harwich, Essex, CO12 3PG, EnglandFreehold
HMCEPontoon Pier & Jetties, Custom House, The Terrace, Gravesend, Kent, DA12 2BW, EnglandFreehold
HMCEEast Lock, Alexandra Dock, Newport, Gwent, NP9 2NP, WalesLeasehold
HMCECustom House, Heathrow, Nettleton Road, Heathrow Airport, Hounslow, Greater London, TW6 2LA, EnglandLeasehold
HMCECustom House, Carnbane Way, Carnbane Industrial Estate, Newry, County Down, BT35 6QG, Northern IrelandFreehold
HMCEGarage (Portline House), 2–16 Pope Street, London, Greater London, SE1 3PR, EnglandFreehold
HMCETowergate, 163 Towerbridge Road, London, Greater London, SE1 3LT, EnglandFreehold
HMCEChaucer House, 12 Vikingway, Church Manor Way, Erith, Kent, DA8 1EW, EnglandFreehold
IRCrown Building, 47 Clarendon Road, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD1 1HC, EnglandFreehold
IRLyndhurst House, 120 Bunns Lane, London, Greater London, NW7 2AP, EnglandFreehold
IRGracemead House, Woods Avenue, Hatfield, Hertfordshire, AL10 8NJ, EnglandFreehold
IRCrown Building, 41–55 Windmill Hill, Ruislip, Greater London, HA4 8BR, EnglandFreehold
IRPark House, 22 Park Street, Croydon, Surrey, CR9 1UX, EnglandLeasehold
IRWoolwich Crown Building, 48 Woolwich New Road, Woolwich, London, Greater London, SE18 6DY, EnglandFreehold
IRCharles House, 375 Kensington High St., London, Greater London, W14 8QS, EnglandLeasehold
IRKew Sorting Centre, Ruskin Avenue, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 4DW, EnglandFreehold
IRBush House S.W.Wing, Strand, London, Greater London, WC2 4RD, EnglandLeasehold
IRNewton Road, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 6RH, EnglandFreehold
IRIceni House, Newland Street, Witham, Essex, CM8 2AX, EnglandFreehold
IRDencora Court, Tylers House, Tylers Ave, Southend, Essex, SS1 2BE, EnglandFreehold
IRBowback House, 299 Silbury Boulevard, Witan Gate West, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, MK9 1NG, EnglandFreehold
IRSaxon House, 1 Causeway Lane, Leicester, Leicestershire, LE1 4AA, EnglandFreehold
IRPortman Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 2ED, EnglandFreehold
IRBondgate Hall, Bondgate Without, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1PX, EnglandFreehold
IRFoyle House, Duncreggan Road, Londonderry, County Derry, BT48 0AA, Northern IrelandFreehold
IRDownshire House, Merchants Quay, Newry, County Down, BT35 6HS, Northern IrelandFreehold
IRDorchester House, 52–58 Great Victoria Street, Belfast, County Antrim, BT2 7BB, Northern IrelandFreehold
IRWarwick House, Grantham Road, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, NE2 1QH, EnglandFreehold
IRAlbion House, Northway, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 7AN, EnglandFreehold
IR23 Piccadilly, York, North Yorkshire, YO1 1PG, EnglandFreehold
IRFern House, 1A Adelaide Avenue, Coleraine, County Derby, BT52 1AJ, Northern IrelandFreehold
IRAbbey House, Head Street, Enniskillen, County Fermanagh, BT74 7JL, Northern IrelandFreehold
IR63 College Street, St. Helens, Merseyside, WA10 1TN, EnglandFreehold
IRDukes House, 34 Hoghton Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0RJ, EnglandFreehold
IREskdale House, Shap Road, Kendal, Cumbria, LA9 6RF, EnglandFreehold
IRBirchen House, 2 Hamilton Street, Birkenhead, Merseyside, L41 6QS, EnglandFreehold
IRTowneley House, Kingsway, Burnley, Lancashire, BB1 1AA, EnglandFreehold
IRAlbert Bridge House, 1 Bridge Street, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M60 9AF, EnglandFreehold
IRBridgeman House, Bridgeman Terrace, Wigan, Greater Manchester, WN1 1TR, EnglandLeasehold
IRStone Cross House, 21–27 Churchgate, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1 1YA, EnglandFreehold
IRComben House, Bridle Road, Netherton Estate, Netherton, Sefton MBC, Merseyside, L30, EnglandLeasehold
IRRuby House, 8 Ruby Place, Aberdeen, Grampian, AB9 2ZP, ScotlandFreehold
IRRussell House, King Street, Ayr, Strathclyde, KA8 0BD, ScotlandLeasehold
IR2 Muiryhall Street, Coatbridge, Strathclyde, ML5 3EJ, ScotlandFreehold
IRSt. Mungo's Road, Cumbernauld, Strathclyde, G70 5TR, ScotlandFreehold
IRAnchorage House, High Street, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4QR, EnglandFreehold
IRMedval House, Mote Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME15 6AE, EnglandFreehold
IR8 Ogle Road, Southampton, Hampshire, SO14 7HY, EnglandFreehold
IRIRO Durrington, Barrington Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4XL, EnglandFreehold
IRDurrington Bridge House, Barrington Road, Worthing, West Sussex, BN12 4SE, EnglandFreehold
IRNorthbank House, North Road, Bideford, Devon, EX39 2NX, EnglandFreehold
IRWestgate House, North Street, Bridgwater, Somerset, TA6 3PL, EnglandFreehold
IRRevenue Buildings, Chequergate, Louth, Lincolnshire, LN11 0LL, EnglandFreehold
IRCrown House, 50–52 Scalford Road, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE13 1JL, EnglandFreehold
IR11–21 Millgate, Newark, Nottinghamshire, NG24 4XW, EnglandFreehold
IRInland Revenue Accounts Office, Victoria Street, Shipley, West Yorkshire, BD98 8AA, EnglandFreehold
IRGovernment Buildings, Holland Road, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1UJ, EnglandFreehold
IRHolland House, 17 High St, Spalding, Lincolnshire, PE11 1TS, EnglandFreehold
IRHuntingdon Court, 90–94 Mansfield Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG1 3HG, EnglandFreehold
IRJoseph Locke House, Heelis Street, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S70 1LG, EnglandFreehold
IRSymons House, Belgrave Street, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS2 8DD, EnglandFreehold
IRLawress Hall, Riseholme Park, Riseholme, Lincoln, Lincolnshire, LN2 2BJ, EnglandLeasehold
IRChaucer House, Commercial St, Off Station St, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1SY, EnglandFreehold
IRCastle Meadow Campus, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, NG2 1BE, EnglandFreehold
IR161 Brooms Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 3EX, ScotlandFreehold
IRAuchincraig House, Argyll Road, Dunoon, Strathclyde, PA23 8ED, ScotlandFreehold
IRMeldrum House, 15 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 7UY, ScotlandFreehold
IRGrayfield House, Bankhead Ave, Edinburgh, Lothian, EH11 4AE, ScotlandFreehold
IR1 Barrack Street, Hamilton, Strathclyde, ML3 0HS, ScotlandFreehold
IR51 North Bridge Street, Hawick, Borders, TD9 9QH, ScotlandFreehold
IR9 King Street, Rothesay, Strathclyde, PA20 0DE, ScotlandFreehold
IR1–3 Water Vennel, Perth, Tayside, PH1 5UD, ScotlandFreehold
IRMoray House, East Cathcart Street, Buckie, Grampian, AB5 1AN, ScotlandFreehold
IRSaltire House, Pentland Park, Glenrothes, Fife, KY6 2AL, ScotlandFreehold
IRMarress House, Friars Croft, Irvine, Strathclyde, KA12 8EE, ScotlandFreehold
IRMeadowbank Street, 15 Meadowbank Street, Dumbarton, Strathclyde, G82 3JR, ScotlandFreehold
IRQueensway House, Stewartsfield Way, Peel Park, Eastkilbride, Strathclyde, G79 1AA, ScotlandFreehold
IR34–36 Wellesley Road, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8EN, EnglandFreehold
IRVespasian House, Bridport Road, Dorchester, Dorset, DT1 1PX, EnglandFreehold
IRMadford House, Madford Lane, Launceston, Cornwall, PL15 9EG, EnglandLeasehold
IRPenlowarth, St. Marys Terrace, Penzance, Cornwall, TR18 4EB, EnglandFreehold
IRLysnoweth, Infirmary Hill, Truro, Cornwall, TR1 2JD, EnglandFreehold
IR20 Priory Road, Wells, Somerset, BA5 1TB, EnglandFreehold
IRThe Apex, 2 Brest Road, Derriford Business Park, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 5XX, EnglandFreehold
IRPenhaligon House, Trinity Street, St. Austell, Cornwall, PL25 5BG, EnglandFreehold
IRSherborne House, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot, Devon, TQ12 2PF, EnglandFreehold
IRPiran House, Nettles Hill, Redruth, Cornwall, TR15 1SN, EnglandFreehold
IRHorsefair House, 35 King Street, Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 9BR, EnglandFreehold
IRRutland House, 116 Manningham Lane, Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD8 7JW, EnglandFreehold
IRCrown House, Heaton Street, Gainsborough, Lincolnshire, DN21 2BJ, EnglandFreehold
IRTy Glyn, High Street, Bangor, Gwynedd, LL57 1YN, WalesFreehold
IRGovernment Buildings, 48 Free Street, Brecon, Powys, LD3 7BP, WalesFreehold
IRTy Glas, Ty Glas Road, Llanishen, Cardiff, South Glamorgan, CF4 5ZD, WalesFreehold
IRGovernment Buildings, 1 Cherry Grove, Haverfordwest, Dyfed, SA61 2NW, WalesFreehold
IRGovernment Buildings, Castle Street, Merthyr Tydfil, Mid-Glamorgan, CF47 8SX, WalesFreehold
IR11 Chepstow Road, Newport, Gwent, NP9 8WA, WalesFreehold
IRTy Moelwyn, Britannia Terrace, Porthmadog, Gwynedd, LL49 9NB, WalesFreehold
IRTy Nant, 180 High Street, Swansea, West Glamorgan, SA1 5AP, WalesFreehold
IRDolanog House, 24 Severn Road, Welshpool, Powys, SY21 7DA, WalesFreehold
IRPlas Gororau, Wrexham Technology Park, Wrexham, Clwyd, LL13 7YY, WalesLeasehold
IRInland Revenue House, Parabola Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3BE, EnglandFreehold
IRLower Leys, Burford Road, Bengeworth, Evesham, Hereford & Worcester, WR11 5AE, EnglandFreehold
IRBroadway House, 32/35 Broad Street, Hereford, Hereford & Worcester, HR4 9AZ, EnglandFreehold
IRJephson House, Newbold Terrace, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 4EJ, EnglandFreehold
IRPlas Ffynnon, 12/14 Middleton Road, Oswestry, Shropshire, SY11 2PW, EnglandFreehold
IRBennfield House, 12 Corporation Street, Rugby, Warwickshire, CV21 2DP, EnglandFreehold
IRCrown Building, Alcester Road, Stratford On Avon, Warwickshire, CV37 9BU, EnglandFreehold
IRMerrywalks House, 2 The Hill, Merrywalks, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 1QD, EnglandFreehold
IRCrown House, Birch Street, Wolverhampton, West Midlands, WV1 4JY, EnglandFreehold
IRPowell House, Church Street, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 4DS, EnglandFreehold
IROld Meb Buildings, Riddings Road, Ludlow, Shropshire, SY6 1TF, EnglandFreehold
IRBoyd House 1, Lawn Central, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4HQ, EnglandFreehold
IRMatheson House, Grange Central, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4ER, EnglandFreehold
IRBoyd House II, Lawn Central, Telford, Shropshire, TF3 4HQ, EnglandFreehold
VOA34 Southway, Colchester, Essex, CO2 7BB, EnglandFreehold
VOAWagonway Rd, Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66 1QL, EnglandFreehold
VOADarwin House, 2 The Mount, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 8PU, EnglandLeasehold
VOA6 Dormer Place, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, CV32 5AF, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, 18 Quay Walls, Berwick, Northumberland, TD15 1HB, EnglandFreehold
HMCECustom House, Hedon Road, King George Dock West, Hull, Humberside, HU9 5PW, EnglandLeasehold
VOACharnwood House, Charnwood Road, Dumfries, Dumfries & Galloway, DG1 3AG, ScotlandFreehold

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Mr. Austin Mitchell: To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer what renegotiation is taking place on the Inland Revenue Customs STEPS contract with Mapeley; and who initiated it. [80217]

Dawn Primarolo: Discussions have taken place between the Departments and Mapeley following an approach from the company.

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