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Volume 983: debated on Wednesday 23 April 1980

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asked the Minister for the Civil Service if he is yet in a position to indicate the date when the new jobs will be created by the movement of Civil Service Departments from England to Scotland.

The dispersal of 1,400 Ministry of Defence posts to Glasgow, the composition of which was announced by my hon. Friend the Under-Secretary of State for Defence for the Army on 1 Februaryβ€”[Vol. 977, cc. 797–89]β€”is expected to take place in the mid-1980s. The possibility of an earlier move into temporary accommodation is being considered.Planning for the dispersal of the 650 posts to East Kilbride is well advanced and the movement of the first tranche of posts will be completed in January 1981. On present plans the larger part of the dispersal should be completed by August 1981.