Since 1997 employment in Wales has increased by 11.7 per cent. with an extra 142,000 jobs created. In addition by September 2006 more than 2,400 civil service posts had been moved to Wales from London and the south-east as part of the Lyons relocation programme.
HM Treasury does not centrally hold data showing which Departments intend to make workforce reductions in Wales as part of the SR04 efficiency programme. Departments are responsible for managing their workforce strategies and for implementing their SR04 workforce reduction target.