§ 127. Mr. Hamilton
asked the Parliamentary Secretary to the Admiralty whether he will make a further statement on the proposed closure of the Donibristle Royal Naval Aircaft Repair Yard; and how many workers have now been transferred to Rosyth or other naval establishments with a consequent reduction of wages.
§ Mr. T. G. D. Galbraith
The reduction in numbers at Donibristle so far achieved is 722, of whom 340 have been transferred to other Admiralty work and 382 have left voluntarily to take up other employment. No one has been discharged redundant. This leaves the present strength at about 612. Of the 340 transferred to other Admiralty work, 84 transferred to jobs carrying a lower wage rate.