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Lyons Review

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 8 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many jobs in his Department have been relocated (a) to Liverpool and (b) elsewhere as a result of the Lyons Review; and on how many occasions Liverpool has been considered for relocation of staff under this programme. (100094)

The basis of the Department’s relocation strategy resulting from the Lyons’ review is to relocate posts rather than people. Decisions to where posts should be relocated have been made to make best use of existing capacity within the Departmental estate.

While it is not possible to give an accurate response on the number of occasions that Liverpool has been considered for relocation of posts, the following table shows the occasions that posts have actually been relocated from London and the South East to Liverpool and to elsewhere between 1 June 2003 and 31 October 2006:

Posts relocated to:

Number

Liverpool

443

Elsewhere

3459