§ 18 and 19. Mr. Gardner
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate he has made of savings in clerical staffs at Chilwell and Donnington Ordnance depots resulting from the location of the computer complex at Bicester;
(2) what cost/benefit studies he has undertaken concerning the centralisation of ordnance clerical work at Bicester, Chilwell and Donnington depots; and what were the results.
§ Mr. Boyden
Reductions in clerical posts now directly engaged on computer operation at Chilwell and Donnington Ordnance Depots are estimated at about 120 at each place when the new computer complex has been installed at Bicester. Costing studies are in hand on the distribution of the remaining clerical and other such work as between the Bicester, Chilwell and Donnington Depots and other R.A.O.C. Establishments.