HC Deb 14 June 1988 vol 135 c106W
Mr. Fallon

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he has any plans to transfer any of his Department's work from its headquarters in London to the Darlington site.

Mr. Kenneth Baker

I am pleased to inform my hon. Friend that four areas of work are being transferred this year. This will result in the creation of 30 new jobs in Darlington, only two of which will be filled by staff transferring from London. This move will create additional employment in Darlington and will enrich the range of jobs available to staff on the Mowden hall site. There will be no redundancies in London as the existing staff will fill vacancies in headquarters. This transfer will save the Department an estimated £600,000 over the next 10 years representing a significant efficiency saving.

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