§ Mr. John MacGregor
I have decided on value for money grounds that my Department will remain in 2 Marsham street for around the next three years. This decision follows a study of the options for relocation conducted during the summer.
My decision takes account both of the constraints on public expenditure and the results of a study by consultants which concluded that 2 Marsham street could continue to provide affordable and safe working conditions for several more years.
In the longer term, the building will have to be demolished and my Department will therefore be seeking suitable accommodation when a move becomes necessary.