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Civil Servants: Location

Volume 459: debated on Friday 20 April 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many civil servants have moved to (a) Huddersfield and (b) Kirklees since the Lyons Review. (132007)

By December last year 11,068 posts had been relocated out of London and the South East to every nation and region in the UK, with 2,287 moving to Yorkshire and Humberside.

To date no posts have been moved to Huddersfield or Kirklees.

However, a number of posts have moved to within commuting distance of Kirklees, including 293 posts relocated to Leeds from seven different Government Departments (DCA, DCLG, DFES, DH, DTI, HMRC and HO), with a further 113 DWP posts relocated to Halifax and 129 DWP posts to Bradford.