(2) how many jobs in each (a) region and (b) county were lost in those banks in which UK Financial Investments Ltd. has a stake were lost in the last 12 months;
(3) how many jobs have been relocated offshore by Lloyds Banking Group in the period since the Government acquired its stake in the bank; and what discussions have taken place between (a) his Department and (b) UK Financial Investments Ltd. with Lloyds Banking Group on that matter.
The Government's investments in the Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds Banking Group, Northern Rock plc, Northern Rock (Asset Management) plc, and Bradford and Bingley plc are managed on a commercial and arm's-length basis by UK Financial Investments Limited.
Decisions about business operations remain the responsibility of the directors of those banks. It is a matter for each company's management to release specific business updates or provide any required disclosures in their audited annual report and accounts.