HC Deb 18 May 1977 vol 932 cc150-1W
Mr. Geoffrey Johnson Smith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment why he is unable to estimate the cost of the plan to disperse parts of the Property Services Agency from London to Tees-side.

Mr. Marks

Because, although the general location has been chosen, actual site boundaries have not yet been determined, soil surveys have not been completed and design work is in its earliest stages. As regards staff costs, it is not yet known what proportion of the staff will be locally recruited.