§ Q169. Dr. Godman
To ask the Prime Minister if she will make a statement on the dispersal of Civil Service jobs to(a) Strathclyde and (b) other regions of Scotland.
§ The Prime Minister
Some 2,050 jobs were earmarked for Scotland under the dispersal programme announced in 1979. Almost all of these jobs are now in place including 1,330 with the Ministry of Defence and 600 with the Overseas Development Administration, and the commitment will be more than met when the Passport Office and the Ministry of Defence transfer further posts to Scotland in the first half of 1989. In addition, some 450 jobs will be created in Glasgow as a result of the recent Department of Social Security dispersal arrangements. Strathclyde region has attracted the majority of these jobs to date.