§ Mr. Galbraith
asked the Minister of Transport what has been the reduction in the total number employed in the railway workshops since 15th October, 1966; and whether she expects the total number employed in the railway workshops to decline further or to increase during the next twelve months.
§ Mrs. Castle
Between 6th October, 1966 and 3rd November, 1966, the date for which information is readily available, the total staff of British Railways Workshops was reduced by 122. The Board expects some reduction in staff during the next 12 months, which is likely largely to be covered by natural wastage.