§ Mr. David Reed
asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) which Government Departments have been included in the current review of dispersal policy;
(2) when he expects to publish the results of the review on the dispersal of Government Departments; and if he will make a statement.
STAFF IN POST AT 1ST JULY (Thousands) 1966 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 Great Britain … … … … 415.8 441.2 447.3 446.5 480.1 483.5 London and South-East England … 203.3 214.8 218.4 216.9 231.2 230.3 Scotland … … … … … 33.4 36.4 36.3 36.2 40.0 41.7 West Central Scotland (part only)* … † † 8.1 7.9 10.6 11.9 * Glasgow (including Cambuslang, Cathcart, Clydebank, Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Eastwood and Rutherglen), Greenock, Motherwell (including Wishaw) and Paisley only. † Not availble.
Post Office Staff are excluded throughout: the Department for National Savings was set up on 1st October, 1969, and its staff are therefore included in the figures for 1st July, 1970, and later.
§ Dr. Dickson Mabon
asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) what was the number of Administrative Class, Executive Class and Clerical Class civil servants, respectively employed in each of the following geographical areas at a convenient date in each of the years 1966 to 1971, namely, Great Britain, London and South-East England, Scotland, and West-Central Scotland;
(2) what was the number of clerical officers and temporary clerical officers recruited to the Civil Service in each of the following geographical areas in each of the years 1966 to 1971, namely, Great328W
§ Mr. David Howell
The review involves studies of the communications patterns of the London headquarters offices of all major Departments and most minor Departments. These studies are being conducted by small teams in each Department, assisted by a central team in the Civil Service Department. The Government's intention is to complete the review of all the Departments involved by the end of 1972; decisions will be announced when the Government have studied the evidence produced by the review.