§ Mr. Kirkwood
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what are the numbers of jobs in his Department being relocated in the East Kilbride office.
§ Mrs. Chalker
We have reviewed recently the location of the work of the ODA and have identified a number of functions which might be transferred away from the ODA's London headquarters. About 100 posts are involved, a number of which are currently the subject of more detailed scrutiny. A substantial proportion of these jobs will be transferred to the ODA office in East Kilbride, but the exact number has yet to be decided.