- Alexander Stafford MP called on Leader of the House, The Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg MP, to look to Rother Valley when deciding on relocation of civil service jobs out of London
During questions to the Leader of the House today, local Rother Valley MP Alexander Stafford called on Rt. Hon. Jacob Rees-Mogg to consider moving Government departments and the civil service jobs within them to Rother Valley.
The Government has announced it's intention to move 22,000 civil service roles outside of London and to other regions and nations across the UK by 2030 to encourage more people into the service and move away from the current London-centric approach.
In light of this announcement, Alexander Stafford MP called for DCMS to be based in Dinnington, the Attourney General based in Aston, the Department for Health in Hellaby, the Department for Food, Environment and Rural Affairs in Thurcroft and the Ministry of Defence in Maltby.
Commenting, Alexander Stafford MP said:
I welcome the Government's commitment to build a representative civil service and I invite them to look to Rother Valley as a starting point.
If we are to truly level up areas like mine, we must provide a wealth of opportunity for investment and employment and moving civil service positions away from London would do just that. We do have an opportunity to go even further, however, and I hope that the Places for Growth Programme will also consider the location of bodies like the National Lottery, with a view to moving them away from the capital.