15th March 2018

Sir Nicholas Soames: To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether his Department has issued guidance to NHS Property Services on charging clinical commissioning groups for void space in NHS Property Services' properties; and if he will make a statement.

Stephen Barclay, Minister of State for Health: Policy on charging National Health Service tenants of NHS Property Services and associated charging arrangements with NHS commissioners (clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and NHS England) from financial year 2017/18, which includes the treatment of void/vacant space, was agreed jointly by NHS Property Services, NHS England and the Department. The policy on charging is publicly available on NHS Property Services website at:


There is also a dedicated web page on vacant space at:


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