§ Mr. Geraint Howells
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he has any plans to transfer employees from the Welsh Office agriculture department, Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, to the Cardiff office: and if he will make a statement.179W
§ Mr. Peter Walker
My Department proposes to transfer one middle management post from the agriculture office, Aberystwyth to Cardiff and to delete two more junior posts from the staff complement at Aberystwyth. No redundancies would be involved. In parallel, the head of division post in Aberystwyth is being substantively filled, and I envisage a substantial departmental presence in the area for the foreseeable future.