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Lord Avebury asked Her Majesty's Government:

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: The European Commission takes a close interest in progress of the UN settlement process and refers to it in its reports on Cyprus.

Government policy on Cyprus's entry into the European Union remains clear and unchanged: our objective is for Cyprus to enter the EU after a settlement, but we do not consider a settlement to be a pre-condition for accession. The Helsinki European Council endorsed this view and noted that the decision on Cyprus's accession would take account of all relevant factors.

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Overseas Estate: Sales and Purchases

The Earl of Caithness: asked Her Majesty's Government:

    What assets of the overseas estate were either sold or purchased and for what prices in (a) 1998-99, (b) 1999-2000, and (c) so far in 2000-01; and what are their detailed plans for the next three years.[HL687]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal: I attach details of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's estate sales and purchases for the financial years 1998-99 and 1999-2000.

Over the next three financial years sales of property are planned in over 80 posts. To date, 20 posts have been earmarked for investment through purchase and/or construction.

It is our policy not to reveal commercially sensitive sales or purchase figures for individual properties. Neither are we able to reveal details of properties under consideration for asset recycling, in order to protect the Foreign and Commonwealth Office's interests in negotiations with third parties.

FCO Estate Sales 1998-1999 and 1999-2000

Year DescriptionsNet disposal proceeds (£s)
1/4/1998 to 31/3/1999Hanslope Park surrounding land, UK 15A Chemin Rioeu, Geneva 120 Golf Course Road, Port of Spain 18 Ave. du Bouchet flat, Geneva 66 Rue Mademoiselle flat, Paris 15 Bennett Street, Ottawa 120 Lansdowne Road, Ottawa 110 Villa la Mancha, Pretoria 50 Grand Montfleury flat, Geneva 36 Gilfillan Street, Mbabane 60 Boulevard dAnfa, Casablanca 61 Scheveningsweg, The Hague Torre Prop, Sancho Calle, Bogota 3 Norsveij, Copenhagen 1 plus 4 Conway Court, Gaborone 18 Place Bagatelle, Marseilles 57B Roehagan, Oslo 22/24 Whitehall, UK Calle Mercadillo 675, Quito 20A Ave. du Bouchet flat, Geneva 267 Route Nationale, Lille 9 Norsveij, Copenhagen 2 Glenageary Woods, Dublin Land and buildings at Gawcott, UK14,556,097
1/4/1999 to 31/3/2000D1.5 Shazan Court, Kuala Lumpur Lojovagen 9, Stockholm Lojovagen 57, Stockholm 77 Friedrich Ebert Allee, Bonn 2947 Courtland Road, Cleveland 4 Allee de Grand Tulipier, Paris 13 Schoch Street, Mbabane 38 Yehuda Hanassi Street, Tel Aviv Anchusa Calle Tudela 4, Madrid Glencairn, Dublin Glencairn Stables, Dublin 23 Chemin Desvallires, Paris 8 Wendelstadstrasse, Bonn 18A Ave. du Bouchet flat, Geneva 18 Ave. du Bouchet flat, Geneva General Ludwig 4727, Santiago 28 Winchester Ave., Sydney Rosedale 2 Garden Gap, Bridgetown 35 Delaporte Pointe, Nassau 52 Protea Road, Johannesburg Calle 134 No. 11 76 Tower, Bogota Diego Almagro/Pedro Ponce, Quito House 3 Allot.91 Davetari, Port
Moresby House 2 Allot.91 Davetari, Port
Moresby Kerenyi Frigyes U 42, Budapest Land and Buildings at Poundon, UK Land and Buildings Creslow, UK 29,779,385
1/4/2000Bonn: Fasenenstrasse 35 Bonn: Residence Heisterbachstr Cairo: Zamalek House Cairo: Zamalek House Capetown: Pinewood Rd SAC 013E Dar es Salaam: 6 Flats 8 Ocean Rd Geneva: Matutina Kuala Lumpur: Flat Shazan Court Lagos: 6 Glover Rd flats Malaga: Old Consulate Nairobi: DS4 House Ottawa: 3 flats Paris: Rue le Sueur Garage Seville: CG Office Singapore: DHC house Ladyvale
SIN005E London: Poundon Wireless Station
Additional land

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Overseas Estate Purchases 1998-99 and 1999-2000

YearDescriptionsPurchase costs
Vienna: UKDEL Residence ASV244C
1/4/98 to 31/3/99Guatemala: Office1,623,000
Montevideo: Staff Apartment
Seoul: Staff House
1/4/99 to 31/3/2000Budapest: DHM House1,784,000
Georgetown: Residence
Gothenberg: Residence
Ottawa: Staff Accommodation
Dublin: Residence (Deposit Only)

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Capital Purchase Programme FY2000-01
Issued 15/02/2001All costs include provision for fees

FY 2000-01
Post/ProjectSpend to 31/3/2000Spend to end DecContract signedNo contract to date
Alamty: 2 flats for Visa/ Consular Office6060
Antigua: Residence + fit out cost509445509
Bucharest: Residence Pangratti 15(US$ 1.8 m) (£400k ingoings in Capital prog)1,2401,2121,240
Dublin: Purchase New Residence (ingoing costs £2.9m in Works progs)6,6876375,6806,050
Ottawa: Staff accom CAO171C777677
Ottawa: Office access to car park105108105
Port of Spain: DS9 house 16 Spanish Court137135137
Santiago: SMS House La Fuente559559559
Vilnius: Residence purchase (ingoings in Capital prog)340297340

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