§ 17. Mr. Thorne
asked the Secretary of State for Employment what progress he has made in regard to the planning of phased retraining and redeployment of workers likely to be affected by any subsequent reduction in arms expenditure; and whether he will publish such plans in the near future.
§ Mr. John Fraser
The training and employment implications of a revision of the defence programme are being studied as an integral part of the review of defence expenditure. Discussions are still taking place between officers from my Department and other Government Departments concerned.