HC Deb 15 December 1971 vol 828 cc130-1W
125. Mr. Pentland

asked the Minister for the Civil Service, in view of the Government's decision not to go ahead with the Inland Revenue computer centre planned for Washington New Town, County Durham, what investigation his Department intend to carry out in order to build a new Government office on the 800,000 square feet site that had been made available for the computer centre by the Washington New Town Development Corporation.

Mr. David Howell

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told the hon. Member on 7th December, this question is already being considered. The North-East is being studied along with other locations as part of the current dispersal review.—[Vol. 827, c. 1117–8.]