§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if there are any proposals to transfer certain civil service functions and jobs from London to areas within Strathclyde; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Gillian Shephard
Departmental Ministers announce their own decisions on relocation venues once the essential processes of assessment and consultation have been completed. However, I refer the hon. Member to the answer that I gave to the hon. Member for Glasgow, Garscadden (Mr. Dewar) on 24 July at columns603–5 which listed civil service posts located or relocated to Strathclyde since 1979; and identified future plans including a new PAYE office for East Kilbride.