HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 cc29-30W
Mr. Beith

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment what job losses he expects to result from the restructuring of the Property Services Agency.

Mr. Gow

As my hon. Friend said on Thursday 28 April in a written reply to a question from the hon. Member for Battersea (Mr. Dubs) my right hon. Friend has decided to proceed with the development of proposals for the restructuring of the Property Services Agency on the basis of a reduction from three to two tiers in the agency's regional structure and the separation of defence and civil work into two organisations. Further work is now in hand to assess the detailed implications and to draw up the necessary implementation programme on the basis of implementation by 1 April 1984. The further work referred to is still in progress and I cannot at this stage speculate on the possible outcome.—[Vol. 41, c. 390.]