§ Mr. Parry
asked the Minister for the Civil Service (1) how many jobs have been transferred to Liverpool under the Hardman dispersal scheme at the latest available date;
(2) how many jobs have been transferred to the North-West region under the Hardman dispersal scheme at the latest available date;
(3) if he will list the number of jobs which have been transferred to the special development areas under the Hardman dispersal scheme at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
The dispersal programme announced in July 1974 was based on the recommendations of the Hardman report. We reviewed those plans shortly after taking office in 1979 and announced a revised programme in July that year. The information requested is given separately for the two distinct dispersal programmes.
Between July 1974 and April 1979, 522 posts were transferred to North-West region, of which 27 were moved to Liverpool. Between May 1979 and 1 June 1984, 631 posts were transferred to the north-west region, though none of these moves was to Liverpool.653W
The following tables give the requested information on moves to special development areas:
July 1974 to 1 April 1979 Department Location Special Development Area Number of posts Health and Social Security Newcastle North-East 54 Inland Revenue PAYE Local Access Network Liverpool Merseyside 17 Regional Office Bootle Merseyside 13 TOTAL 84
May 1979 to 1 June 1984 Department Location Special Development Area Number of posts Defence Glasgow West Central Scotland 190 Overseas Development Administration East Kilbride West Central Scotland 601 Health and Safety Executive Bootle Merseyside 267 Home Office Bootle Merseyside 301 Property Services Agency Bootle Merseyside 63 TOTAL 1,422
§ Mr. Barry Jones
asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many jobs had been transferred to (a) Wales and (b) Cardiff under the Hardman dispersal scheme at the latest available date.
§ Mr. Hayhoe
Since July 1974, when the initial programme of dispersal based on the Hardman proposals was announced, 1,867 posts have been transferred to Wales, of which, 1,798 were moved to Cardiff.