Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Location

Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy written question – answered on 13th September 2016.

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Photo of Paul Blomfield Paul Blomfield Labour, Sheffield Central

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, if he will reverse the former Department of Business, Innovation and Skills plans to centralise that Department's policy functions in London.

Photo of Jo Johnson Jo Johnson Minister of State (Department for Education) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy), Minister of State (Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy) (Universities and Science) (Joint with the Department for Education)

Holding answer received on 05 September 2016

Given the machinery of Government change we will be considering in the coming months how the reform plans of BEIS’ two predecessor departments should best be aligned.

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