§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence 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.
It is not possible to provide the detail requested without disproportionate effort and cost. However, the following table sets out some of the larger moves either completed or approved:
Original location Number of posts Destination London/South East 1,400 Glasgow London 54 Yeovilton London 164 Bath
Original location Number of posts Destination London 50 Harrogate Portsmouth 60 Cheadle Hulme London 156 Bath (1990–91) London/Devizes 240 Swindon (1990–91) Woolwich/Donnington/Portsmouth 250 Llangennech (1989–91) New Unit 250 Sutton Coldfield (1989–91) Woolwich/Bromley 1,500 Teesside (1993–95) Total 4,124
§ Mr. Cousins
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what relocations of his Department's staff or agencies relating thereto are currently being considered; and what are the numbers of staff affected.
§ Mr. Neubert
The most significant element of MOD relocation planning involves major groups within the Procurement Executive. The land and air systems controllerates (3,800 posts in London) are evaluating various site options. The sea systems controllerate (3,500 posts in Bath, Portland and Portsdown) are examining the collocation of its organisation. In addition, there are a number of studies in train which may yield further relocation possibilities, provided that the economic and operational aspects of a move are positive.