§ Mr. Gordon Wilson
asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) what will be the effect of implementing the decision on dispersal of civil servants on the numbers of non-industrial servants located or to be located in each of the four Scottish cities;
(2) what will be the proportion of civil servants in Scotland expected to be based in each Scottish city after implementation of the decision to disperse civil servants from London; and if he will express this proportion as a percentage of the population of each city;
(3) what percentage of civil servants in Scotland will be based in each of the four Scottish cities as a result of implementation on the decisions to disperse civil servants from London.
§ Mr. Robert Sheldon
The dispersal decisions announced yesterday by my right hon. Friend the Lord President of the Council included the move of 7,000 posts to Glasgow. By the time the move is completed, in some years' time, the 341W total number of civil servants in Scotland and the population of the four Scottish cities will have changed. Ignoring these changes and using the number of non-industrial civil servants in post on 1st
Number of non-industrial civil servants Estimated population of city Non-industrial civil servants as a percentage of population in each city Number of non-industrial civil servants as a percentage of the total number of non-industrial civil servants in Scotland Scotland 53,292 (46,292) — — 100.0 Aberdeen 1,577 180,755 0.9 3.0 (3.4) Dundee 804 180,674 0.4 1.5 (1.7) Edinburgh, Musselburgh 13,322 465,727 2.9 25.0 (28.3) Glasgow, Clydebank, Cumbernauld, East Kilbride, Rutherglen. 19,958 (12,958) 1,029,195 1.9 (1.2) 37.4 (27.9)
Where implementation of dispersal will affect the figures, the present position is given in brackets.