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Offshore Supplies Office

Volume 885: debated on Tuesday 28 January 1975

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asked the Secretary of State for Energy where the central registry of the Offshore Supplies Office is located; and what proportion of files is held, respectively, by the Scottish and London offices of the Offshore Supplies Office.

The central registry of the Offshore Supplies Office is located at its headquarters in Glasgow. Close liaison is maintained between this registry and the sub-registry at the London office. Files are held in Glasgow and in London as convenient to the pattern of work. There is a common file system for the whole organisation and files are available for use and reference at each location when required.

asked the Secretary of State for Energy how many civil servants have been recruited from England and Scotland, respectively, to the Offshore Supplies Office in Glasgow, consequent to its designation as headquarters.

Of the 102 civil servants so far recruited to the Offshore Supplies Office headquarters in Glasgow, 21 have been recruited from England and 81 from Scotland.