HC Deb 06 December 1989 vol 163 c219W
Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport if he will list all office relocations of his Department's staff since May 1979, stating in each case the location of origin and the location of transfer, together with the numbers of staff transferred.

Mr. Atkins

Following is the information requested by the hon. Member:

Unit Location of origin Location of transfer Number of staff
Air Accidents Investigation Branch1 London Bramshott2 40
HM Coastguard Training Centre1 Brixham Christchurch 8
London Marine Office London Orpington 30
1 Then part of the Department of Trade and Industry.
2 Bramshott (1982), and then to Farnborough (1984).

Mr. Cousins

To ask the Secretary of State for Transport what relocations of his Department's staff, or agencies relating thereto, are currently being considered; and what are the numbers of staff affected.

Mr. Atkins

It is planned to relocate the headquarters of the Driving Standards Agency from London to Nottingham in mid-1990. About 100 posts are involved. The location of certain other London headquarters directorates is being reviewed: up to a further 430 posts are involved.