HC Deb 06 February 1968 vol 758 c79W
Mr. William Edwards

asked the Minister of Technology what percentage of the men now employed at Llanbedr are working on civilian contracts; and to what extent the manpower situation at Llanbedr will be affected by the recent defence cuts.

Mr. Benn

80 per cent. of the men employed at R.A.E., Llanbedr are working for a private contractor but all the work is for defence purposes. It is too early to assess the precise effect of the defence cuts on the manpower situation at Llanbedr but there are no plans for a substantial rundown.