§ Mr. Boyd-Carpenter
Since I announced the Government's outline plans for dispersing Civil Service work from London in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for Holborn and St. Pancras (Mr. G. Johnson Smith) on 18th July, the Departments concerned have been making detailed plans for the various moves in consultation with staff representatives and local authorities. My right 61W hon. Friend the Minister of Public Building and Works has already announced the move of his Department's Accounts Division to Hastings. It has also been decided that the Paymaster General's Office, which employs over 600 staff, will be moved to Crawley, starting this year, and part of the Headquarters of the Forestry Commission, together with its English Directorate, involving some 140 staff, will be moved to Basingstoke. A decision on tile move of the Post Office Savings Bank will be announced very shortly, and decisions on other moves will be announced as soon as they are settled.