HC Deb 16 March 1977 vol 928 cc199-200W
57. Mr. John Hunt

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment whether, in the light of the recent increase in unemployment in the Greater London area, he will now reconsider the decision to disperse the Property Services Agency of his Department to Teesside; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Marks

No. As my hon. Friend the Minister of State, Civil Service Department, said on 4th February in reply to a Question from the hon. Member for Hazel Grove (Mr. Arnold), the Government remain fully committed to the dispersal pogramme announced in July 1974, of which the Property Services Agency's dispersal to Teesside is part.—Vol. 925, c. 441.]