HC Deb 13 February 1961 vol 634 cc933-4
53. Mr. Donnelly

asked the Civil Lord of the Admiralty whether he will make a further statement regarding the effects on local employment in Pembrokeshire of the extensions to the Royal Naval Air Station, Brawdy.

The Civil Lord of the Admiralty (Mr. C. Ian Orr-Ewing)

The considerable programme of construction work at Brawdy should provide local employment over a period of about three years. As the work is to be placed out to contract I cannot assess the number of local men who will be employed by the contractor. The number of civilians employed in running the Air Station will continue at about the present level of 200 during, and after, the development period.

Mr. Donnelly

Will the Civil Lord be a little more forthcoming than that? Could he not make some rough estimate of what this means in terms of jobs at, say, peak periods of reconstruction? Secondly, what does it mean in terms of capital expenditure?

Mr. Orr-Ewing

I would imagine between 400 and 500 extra men may be employed in peak periods of reconstruction. The cost may be of the order of £3 million.