Work and Pensions written question – answered on 12th September 2013.

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Photo of Chris Ruane Chris Ruane Labour, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Work and Pensions how many posts in his Department have been relocated from London to each other region in each of the last 10 years.

Photo of Mark Hoban Mark Hoban The Minister of State, Department for Work and Pensions

In line with the recommendations of the Lyons Review of Public Sector Relocation published in 2004, the Department reviewed activities undertaken in London and the South East regions. As a result, 1,170 posts were transferred from London to other regions, out of an overall total 4,069 posts relocated from London and the South East. This programme was completed in 2008-09 and no further relocation programmes have been undertaken since.

Region 2003-04 2004-05 2005-06 2006-07 2007-08 2008-09 Total
Scotland 43 43
Wales 38 189 109 28 364
North West 56 256 13 325
Yorkshire and Humber 25 18 64 5 112
East Midlands 22 22
South West 96 39 7 142
Northern Ireland 162 162
Total 25 94 764 247 28 12 1,170

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