§ 69. Mr. Jessel
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what discussions have taken place with the relevant Civil Service unions concerning the future of the Admiralty research establishment at Teddington.
§ Mr. Luce
The trade unions have been given the terms of reference for a review, which has recently begun, of the future of the Admiralty research establishment at 757 Teddington and have been invited to comment. The Ministry of Defence stands ready to meet the unions and to consider any comments they may have.
§ Mr. Jessel
As the future of the Admiralty research establishment is of great concern to 237 staff and their families, will the terms of reference for the management review include a study of whether it might be more cost-effective for the Admiralty research establishment to remain at Teddington? Will my right hon. Friend ascertain how many of the scientific and professional staff might be lost to the Civil Service if there is a move from Teddington?