§ Mr. Swingler
asked the Secretary of State for War why the storage depot at Madeley is being closed; what steps are being taken by his Department to offer alternative employment to those displaced; and what will be the future use of the site and buildings.
§ Mr. Profumo
As my hon. Friend told the hon. Gentleman in his letter of 31st May, the stores organisation taken over from the Ministry of Supply has now been integrated with the Royal Army Ordnance Corps, and as a result this depot, with a number of other establishments, is to be closed. Seven of the nine employees affected at Madeley are established, and will be offered transfers. I regret however that I cannot foresee alternative Government employment for120W the two temporary staff. The site and buildings will be disposed of in accordance with the usual practice.