§ 8. Mr. Hyde
asked the First Lord of the Admiralty the extent of the maintenance and repair work at present being carried out by his Department in Belfast, including the number of men employed; how long it is expected to last; what redundancies are contemplated; and the future prospects of employment in such work.
§ Mr. J. P. L. Thomas
I presume my hon. Friend is referring to aircraft repairs and maintenance.
565 Approximately 1,000 employees are engaged at the Royal Naval Aircraft Yard, Belfast. Although there may be some variations in the volume of work, I have no reason to expect any redundancies in the near future.
§ Mr. Thomas
Yes, Sir. The Admiralty, among other Departments, has this question of employment in Northern Ireland very much in mind.