HC Deb 07 June 1993 vol 226 cc24-5W
Mr. Robert Banks

To ask the Secretary of State for Education if he will list the sections and organisations within his Department for which there are plans for relocation or amalgamation.

Mr. Boswell

The Department's operational work of servicing grant-maintained schools has recently been relocated to Darlington. Subject to the passage of the Education Bill, much of this work will transfer on 1 April 1994 to the Funding Agency for Schools which will have its headquarters in York but also retain a significant presence in Darlington. Also in 1994, the work of the Department's existing architects and buildings branch will be absorbed into one of its schools branches, but will continue to be based in London.