§ Mr. Doig
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, in pursuance of the policy of the Government to spread industry away from the south of England, he will undertake, when deciding whether to retain or transfer H.M.S. "Condor", Arbroath, to take into account the effect of a decision to transfer this Royal Navy air station on the employment situation in this part of Scotland.
§ Dr. David Owen
It is the Government's policy, when considering possible closures, transfers or concentrations of defence establishments to take fully into account considerations of regional planning and local employment as well 299W as those operational, financial and administrative factors which are necessarily involved in the decision.