§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Minister of Public Building and Works on what terms his Department is acquiring the use of Unicorn House in Euston Road for part of the Civil Service Training Scheme; and why this work has to be done in Central London, in view of the policy of dispersal.
Where, as in the present case, a lease is involved, it is not the policy of my Department to publish the terms of hiring. The Civil Service Department need additional training facilities within about half-an-hour's journey of Whitehall to hold courses for which teachers are drawn from the headquarters of Departments. In developing a Civil Service College full account is being taken of the possibility of dispersing a substantial proportion of training well outside the London area as was indicated in my right hon. Friend the Paymaster General's reply to my hon. Friend for Ashton-under-Lyne (Mr. Sheldon) and the hon. Member for Guildford (Mr. Howell) on 28th April.—[Vol. 782, c. 913–14.]