HC Deb 13 February 1989 vol 147 c11W
87. Mr. Ingram

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he is considering the relocation of further London-based posts with the Overseas Development Administration to the administration's offices in East Kilbride.

Mr. Chris Patten

I have recently decided that 15½ posts concerned with personnel issues and the engagement of consultants should be relocated from London to East Kilbride. I have at present no plans for the relocation of further London based posts, although the position will be kept under review.

The Overseas Development Administration already has over 40 per cent. of its headquarters staff in East Kilbride and by the end of 1990 will have nearly 60 per cent. of its total staff outside London.

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