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Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy: Staff

Question for Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy

UIN 43632, tabled on 20 July 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what plans he has to base staff of his Department working on industrial strategy in offices outside London.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

19 October 2016

This answer is a correction from the original answer.

Given the recent Machinery of Government changes, over the coming months BEIS will be considering what the right structure for the Department should be, in order to deliver its objectives.

Original answer

The Department announced its decision earlier this year to create a combined headquarters and policy function in London, to deliver a simpler, smaller department that is more flexible and responsive to stakeholders and businesses by 2020. This involves basing all policy roles in London by 2018, which will include those roles working on Industrial Strategy issues.

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