§ Mrs. Lena Jeger
asked the Minister of Power (1) how many persons will be employed in the London offices of the nationalised steel industry; what will be the annual expenditure for rent and rates; and what square footage will be occupied;
(2) how many persons are employed at the London headquarters of the Gas and Electricity Councils; what was the expenditure last year on rent and rates; and what is the expected expenditure for next year in total and per square foot of office space.
§ Mr. Marsh
The Boards of the nationalised industries have been made aware of the Government's dispersal policy, but the actual numbers of staff and the size and cost of the accommodation required are matters of day-to-day management for the industries.
As regards the headquarters of the National Steel Corporation, I would refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Monmouth (Mr. Anderson) on 4th April [Vol. 744 c. 1] and to the hon. Members for Peterborough (Sir Harmar Nicholls) and Twickenham (Mr. Gresham Cooke) on 9th May.—[Vol. 746, c. 1255–6.]