HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 cc296-7W
Mr. Allen

To ask the Prime Minister if she will list. those Departments which, in reviewing the location of their work, are considering the Chalfont drive site in Nottingham for relocation.

The Prime Minister

No. The policy announced by my right hon. Friend the Paymaster General on 31 March 1988 at columns610–11, places on individual Departments the responsibility to review the location of their work in accordance with clear guidelines. They will consider a number of relocation sites offering easier labour markets, value for money and increased operational efficiency. Where appropriate, these will include areas such as Nottingham which are the focus of the Government's regional and urban policies. Departmental Ministers will announce their own decisions on significant relocations, including their chosen venues.