§ Mr. Malcolm MacPherson
asked the Secretary to the Treasury which units of Government work it is now proposed to move away from London and the South-East; and what consideration is being given to the possibility of moving one or more of them to the Forth Valley or other locations in central Scotland.
§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Under present plans, three units, employing between 200 and 400 staff each, are to be moved away from the south of England. In selecting locations, consideration is being given to the claims of areas of high unemployment in the light both of their suitability for the purpose, and of a fair distribution of this work between such areas.