§ Mr. John Morris
asked the Secretary of State for the Environment when the final contract for the building of the Ministry of Defence office for the Ordnance Division of the Ministry of Maendy, Cardiff, was allocated; what is the total cost involved; what number of Ministry of Defence personnel is going to be employed there; and from what date.
§ Mr. Amery
31st December, 1971; £2¼ million; the building is designed for 1,500 staff and will be ready for occupation by the end of 1974. The occupying departments will be decided in the light of the dispersal review announced in October 1970 in the White Paper "Reorganisation of Central Government".