§ Ms Walley
To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department (1) what assessment his Department has made of the benefits of re-location of staff to north Staffordshire; and if he will make a statement; 
(2) what assessment he has made of the effect of proposals to relocate Government jobs on the Department's ability to meet (a) departmental policy objectives and (b) departmental public service agreements; 
(3) what assessment his Department has made of the effect of possible relocation of staff in his Department to north Staffordshire on (a) job creation, (b) sustainable development, (c) the local economy and (d) tackling regional economic disparities; and if he will make a statement; 
(4) what plans he has to establish procedures for assessing the impact of possible re-location of staff in his Department to the regions; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Fiona Mactaggart
I refer my hon. Friend to the reply my right hon. Friend the Chief Secretary to the Treasury gave her to similar questions to his Department on 12 January 2004.Official Report, column 516W.