HC Deb 05 May 1964 vol 694 c138W
Mr. Rankin

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will make a general progress statement on the dispersal of Government Departments throughout the United Kingdom.

Mr. Boyd-Carpenter

Dispersal locations have already been announced for moves of the Post Office Savings Bank, the Paymaster-General's Office, the Accounts Division of the Ministry of Public Building and Works and part of the work of the Forestry Commission. I am now able to announce that the Civil Service Commission is to be moved to Basingstoke, with the exception of certain small but important sections. This move will take over 500 jobs out of London.