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Health written question – answered on 10th September 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many of his Department's jobs have been relocated from London to each region of the UK in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Daniel Poulter Daniel Poulter The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Lyons Review Programme set out departmental delivery targets for the delivery of relocation of posts from London to the regions during the period 2003-04 to 2009-10. The departmental delivery target included both the core Department and its arm’s length bodies. The Department's agreed target for relocations during this period was 1,030. However the Department and its arm’s length bodies exceeded this target and delivered a total of 1,222 relocations. Information outside of this period is not available.

The number of posts the Department and its arm's length bodies relocated outside of London as part of the Lyons Review Programme broken down by year and region is detailed as follows:

  Region Number of posts relocated
2003-04 North West 129
  South West 22
  East Midlands 5
  West Midlands 103
  Yorkshire and the Humber 9
2004-05 South West 1
  West Midlands 1
  Yorkshire and the Humber 1
2005-06 North East 2
  North West 20
  South West 1
  East Midlands 1
  West Midlands 129
  Yorkshire and the Humber 146
  Scotland 6
  Wales 6
2006-07 South West 1
  Yorkshire and the Humber 82
  Northern Ireland 1
2007-08 North West 117
  West Midlands 89
  Yorkshire and the Humber 30.
2008-09 North West 66
  West Midlands 42
  Yorkshire and the Humber 2
2009-10 North East 119
  North West 88
  Yorkshire and the Humber 3

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