§ Mr. Albert Roberts
asked the Minister for Civil Service, in view of the disparity in the amount of Civil Service work dispersed from London to areas other than the Yorkshire and Humberside Region, particularly to Wales and Scotland, if he will take step to bring about a more even distribution.
§ Mr. Charles R. Morris
Since May 1963, 1,114 Civil Service posts have been dispersed to Yorkshire and Humberside and a further 1,700 will be dispersed there under current plans. It is our policy to continue to look for opportunities to disperse Government work from London, and to locate this and any new work in the assisted areas whenever possible. The claims of Yorkshire and Humberside, together with the other assisted areas, are taken fully into account when such opportunities arise.