The FCO is committed to locating staff outside London where this makes business sense. Over the last 10 years, as part of the Lyons review, we have moved staff from London to both Northgate House in Milton Keynes and Hanslope Park, Hanslope. To confirm how many individual positions have moved from London to the Southeast over the last 10 years would incur disproportionate costs. However, the following tables set out the location of FCO-only staff in March 2008 and March 2013:
These figures are for the FCO only. They do not include the FCO Agencies, which are FCO Services and Wilton Park. In addition to these numbers, a majority of the 880 FCO Services staff are outside London working at Hanslope Park or overseas.