HC Deb 14 June 1945 vol 411 c1804W
Mr. Seaborne Davies

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what is the policy of the Government about the decentralisation of the location of Government Departments.

Sir J. Anderson

I would refer the hon. Member to the reply given to the hon. Member for Wallsend (Miss Ward) on 5th December, 1944, a copy of which I am sending him. As I indicated in my reply to the hon. Member for Frome (Mrs. Tate) on 27th February, 1945, the moves now under consideration are not part of a planned policy of decentralisation, though they would not be incompatible with such a decision if taken at a later date.