The Petition of the people of Croydon,
Declares that the Croydon economy depends on public sector employment.
The Petitioners therefore request that the House of Commons urges the Government to ensure that public sector positions are not transferred away from Croydon.
And the Petitioners remain, etc.—[Presented by Mr Andrew Pelling, Official Report, 30 March 2010; Vol. 508, c. 789 .]
Observations from the Chancellor of the Exchequer:
The Government cannot comment specifically on public sector positions in Croydon or in any other area of the country at this point. The location of positions is inextricably linked to any decisions concerning efficient use of the Government’s estate. Plans for the estate will need to be considered alongside other public spending issues that, as a new Government, we will be looking at in some detail over the coming months.