§ 75. Mrs. Hart
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of unit dependences involving how many vehicles, trailers, generators, and motor cycles have been transferred from the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers workshops at Lanark to the base workshops at Stirling or to Wheeled Vehicles 3 organisations since 1958; how many unit dependences have been transferred from the base workshops at Stirling to Wheeled Vehicles 3 organisations since 1958; and if he will give an assurance concerning the future of the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers workshops at Lanark.
§ Mr. Ramsden
The workshops at Lanark are a detachment of 26 Command Workshops at Stirling, and the repair load is varied between the various locations according to the overall load on the whole workshops. Certain major repairs are carried out solely at Stirling236W because of its facilities and the spares backing held there. Since 1958 there has been no transfer of dependences from the detachment at Lanark to the workshops at Stirling, nor from the Lanark or Stirling parts of the workshops to the W.V.3 organisation.
The future of 26 Command Workshops and its detachments at Lanark and Edinburgh is dependent on the work load in that area and the most economic way of dealing with that load. This is being examined at present, but I am unable at this stage to say what will be the outcome.