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Government Departments (North-Western Region)

Volume 440: debated on Monday 21 July 1947

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asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether, in connection with the establishment of regional headquarters of Government Departments in the North-West area, he will consider the claims of Liverpool, having regard to the fact that the city which houses the regional headquarters has advantages over other cities in that employment is provided for executive grades and new businesses will, naturally tend to establish themselves as near as possible to the headquarters of the various Departments,

This has already been carefully considered from the point of view of general convenience and efficiency and Manchester has been chosen as the best centre for Departments in the North-Western Region. Many Departments of course maintain offices in Liverpool.