HC Deb 15 February 1973 vol 850 c412W
Mr. Knox

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many offices of Government Departments have been moved out of London in the past 12 months; and how many Civil Service jobs have moved out of London as a consequence.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

Information is not available in precisely this form. As part of the continuing process of dispersing Government work from London, which began with the last major initiative in May 1963, progress continued during the year ending 30th September 1972 on the dispersal of the work of 24 offices of Government Departments. As a result, 1,730 posts were dispersed from London during that year. This figure does not include posts set up in new organisations sited outside London under Government office location policies.