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Dispersal

Volume 932: debated on Monday 16 May 1977

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the latest estimated cost of implementing the proposals in the Hardman Report.

The costs of the dispersal programme are being reassessed

DepartmentFunctions charged to the FundFunctions arranged on repaymentVisits charged to the Fund
Agriculture, Fisheries and Food1211
Cabinet Office1
Civil Service Department18
Defence, Ministry of1161
Education and Science5
Employment2
Environment710
Foreign and Commonwealth Office947522
Health and Social Security1042
Home Office32
Lord Chancellor33
Overseas Development74
Prime Minister's Office2020
Scottish Office9
Trade and Industry531911
Treasury528
Welsh Office1

asked the Minister for the Civil Service how many functions were arranged for each Department by the Government Hospitality Fund on a repayment

in the light of the current review of the timetable.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service what would be the total cost at present prices of the scheme to transfer 4,000 civil servants and their familes from London to the Cardiff area.

The costs of the dispersal programme as a whole are being reassessed in the light of the current review of the timetable.

asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is satisfied with the progress made in the programme to transfer Civil Service jobs to Scotland; and if he will make a statement.

The programme has been and is being implemented with all possible speed.