To ask the Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, what discussions his Department has had with the Cabinet Office on his Department having a civil service presence in Scotland.
3 April 2019
BEIS already has a presence in Scotland. Through the core department and 7 of its partner organisations, BEIS has a presence of over 800 people, based primarily in Edinburgh (459), Glasgow (223) and Aberdeen (120), with smaller numbers in other locations.
Last November, the Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster wrote to all Secretaries of State setting out the importance of the Government's commitment to relocate both public bodies and Civil Service roles into the regions and nations of the United Kingdom. To support this, the Places for Growth Programme are increasing their engagement with departments in the run up to the Spending Review and are drawing on advice and support from colleagues across Whitehall, including the BEIS Industrial Strategy Team.
For information – further detail on locations of BEIS and its partner organisations
The table below sets out these organisations (correct as of August 2018):
BEIS – Offshore Petroleum Regulator for Environment & Decommissioning (OPRED)
UK Research & Innovation
Edinburgh – 354 Glasgow – 3 Perth – 1 Dumfries - 1 Total - 359
Aberdeen – 31 Edinburgh – 29 Nairn and Moray – 12 Shetland – 5 Dumfries and Galloway – 3 Total - 84
Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA)
Caithness and Sutherland - 3 Ross and Cromarty – 2 Total - 5