HC Deb 17 July 1989 vol 157 c53W
57. Mr. Holt

To ask the Minister for the Civil Service who was the last grade 1 or grade 2 civil servant who worked in the north of England.

Mr. Luce

Many senior civil servants have had experience of working in all parts of the country, including the north. A range of posts in varying places increases the breadth of their knowledge and expertise and I value this.