HL Deb 11 March 1996 vol 570 c49WA
Lord Marlesford

asked the Chairman of Committees:

What studies have been made of the possibility of dispersing out of London those who work in the Palace of Westminster whose functions can be performed off-site by using available information technology.

The Chairman of Committees (Lord Boston of Faversham)

No such studies have been undertaken. The scope for relocating House of Lords staff outside Westminster without adversely affecting their ability to provide an appropriate level of service to the House is limited, and no offices have been identified as being able to perform their functions adequately through remote information technology access.