Jason McCartney MP told the Leader of the House of Commons that Huddersfield, Slaithwaite and Marsden has many wonderful old Mills and Warehouses which would be ideal locations as the Government looks to relocate Departments and QUANGOS to the North and Midlands.
Jason McCartney MP
May we have a statement on the Government’s plans to relocate Departments and quangos to the north of England and the midlands? That is something I very much support— not least so that I can extol the virtues of St George’s warehouse in Huddersfield, Globe Mills in Slaithwaite, and Crowther Mills in Marsden, all of which would be fantastic locations for those Departments. They would also be affordable, not least because they are ideally located on the TransPennine rail route.
Jacob Rees-Mogg, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Commons
The Government are keen to level up across the whole country. That is an important ambition, and a demand of the British people, as we saw at the last general election. I will pass on my hon. Friend’s request for more detailed information about the Government’s plans. As levelling up is something we will be very proud of, I am sure the Government will endeavour to make everybody fully aware of it.