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Public Sector: Location

Volume 465: debated on Wednesday 24 October 2007

To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer how many public sector workers have been relocated (a) outside London, (b) outside London and the South East, (c) in the three Northern regions, (d) in Yorkshire and the Humber, (e) in West Yorkshire and (f) in Huddersfield since the publication of the Lyon's Review; and what assessment he has made of this performance's compliance with the conclusions of the Lyons Review of the location of public sector workers. (159529)

Over 5,700 posts have been relocated from London and over 13,000 posts have been relocated from London and the South East as part of the Lyons Relocation programme.

2,980 of these posts had been moved to the North West, 2,974 posts had been moved to Yorkshire and the Number and 727 had moved to the North East. To date, no posts have moved to Huddersfield, but the local area has benefited substantially with 529 posts relocated to Leeds.