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Harlow MP Robert Halfon takes to the despatch box in parliament

Politics / Fri 23rd Oct 2015 at 08:10am

SINCE 2010, we have witnessed Harlow MP, Robert Halfon rising on the floor of the House of Commons from the backbenches.

This week, the minister without portfolio, Robert Halfon rose from the front bench, to stand at the despatch box and answer a series of questions.

Robert Halfon: The Government have reduced the size of our central London estate quite radically from 185 holdings in 2010 to just 63 this year. The Government estate strategy, published in 2014, sets out a plan to continue this rationalisation further. Any reductions of staff numbers in London as a result of further UK devolution will help us deliver this change.
Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Whitehall Estate (21 Oct 2015)

Robert Halfon: The hon. Gentleman is a great supporter of devolution and of the northern powerhouse. This Government are more Chairman Mao than Joseph Stalin and we believe in letting a hundred flowers bloom when it comes to devolution. [Interruption.] We do not have a uniform approach and what works best for local communities will decide devolution powers. He will know that 22% of civil servants in the…

Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Whitehall Estate (21 Oct 2015)

Robert Halfon: My hon. Friend makes an important point and he will be pleased to know that the Government have a target of moving 50% of Government buildings in London to outside London. As I said in answer to the previous question, a lot of progress has been made and the Government have saved £750 million cumulatively by moving out of 2,000 buildings, as well as raising £1.8 billion for the taxpayer.
Oral Answers to Questions — Cabinet Office: Whitehall Estate (21 Oct 2015)

Robert Halfon: I would love to be of more help to the hon. Gentleman, but I think he knows that no Government would ever comment on intelligence matters.

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