HC Deb 13 December 1988 vol 143 c547W
29. Mr. Bidwell

To ask the Secretary of State for Health if he will make a statement on his Department's plans to rent further office space in central London.

Mr. Kenneth Clarke

We have no plans to rent additional space in central London. We intend to relocate the work of at least 1,000 posts away from the south east to areas where recruitment is easier and rents lower. We plan to vacate some buildings which are in areas of London with high rents.