One of the three luxury apartments that were owned by John Prescott are expected to be turned into office space in new plans unveiled over the weekend.
The property is located just off Trafalgar Square, famous for being used by senior politicians, it is also a most sought after location for London‘s premium office clients.
In a side issue, the flats were rent free for former Labour cabinet members Geoff Hoon and Margaret Beckett. This allowed them to designate them as their main home and be able to claim public money too.
All three apartments have been vacant since the new Government came to power and with the recent issues raised publicly about MP expenses, no one from the new government seems keen to move in.
The plan now is to turn the estimated £170,000 annual up keep cost of the apartments into profitable office space that could be occupied by civil servants. Another angle is that the apartments could be sold off to a private investor to help toward costs.
David Cameron has the power to give this accommodation to any minister, but after recent developments in the expenses category, it is expected that these apartments will not be taken up by any minister soon.