HC Deb 03 February 1989 vol 146 cc409-10W
Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what proposals he has for alternative locations for his Department's offices, following the sale of the property currently occupied in York road, London SE1 .

Mrs. Rumbold

The Department is currently planning to relocate its headquarters staff in Sanctuary Buildings towards the end of 1990. The new headquarters will not provide for all London-based staff and some supplementary accommodation is being sought. Studies are being undertaken to examine the feasibility of relocating some London based staff outside the London area. The lease of the present headquarters is held by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of state for the Environment. He is considering its future.