§ Sir Teddy Taylor
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will initiate a study on the transfer of Government offices from London. 
§ Mr. Geoffrey Robinson
[holding answer 1 April 1998]: There are no plans for such a study. The Government's policy on relocation is not centrally directed. The respective departmental minister will need to evaluate each decision on its merits considering best value for money, operational efficiency, impact on local labour markets and available resources.