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Lyons Review

Volume 453: debated on Monday 27 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government how many jobs in her Department have been relocated (a) to Liverpool and (b) elsewhere as a result of the Lyons Review; and how many occasions Liverpool has been considered for the relocation of staff under this programme. (102947)

Communities and Local Government has committed to relocate 240 posts, from the Department and its non-department public bodies, out of London and the south east by 2010 as a result of the Lyons Review.

(a) No posts from the Department have been relocated to Liverpool.

(b) As stated in the Department's 2006 annual report 93 posts were relocated by March 2006, to areas such as Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Nottingham, and Bristol. A further update will be provided in the Department's autumn performance report.

By the end of March 2006, the Department had relocated 11 posts as a result of the Lyons Review. Of these posts, none went to Liverpool (10 went to Manchester and one went to Wolverhampton). A further update will be provided in my Department's autumn performance report. We do not keep a record of how many occasions Liverpool has been considered for the relocation of staff.