Wednesday, 1 February 2012

John Mann MP says move DfT to Birmingham

Labour MP John Mann has tabled eight Bills proposing that key Whitehall departments are moved out of London to the regions.

He suggests that the Department for Transport is moved to Birmingham.

"By spreading department headquarters around the United Kingdom, the Government can begin levelling a playing field which is currently heavily weighted in favour of London and the South East."

Eye is unconvinced.

Better to move the Department to Yorkshire so as to better focus the minds of Sir Humphreys on starting HS2's construction in the North.