HC Deb 22 April 1975 vol 890 c251W
Mr. Eyre

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs in the West Midlands metropolitan county will be affected by defence cuts.

Mr. William Rodgers

Defence cuts will have no significant effect on the numbers of Service personnel and Ministry of Defence civilians. Defence contractors in the area will be affected, including the Hawker Siddeley Aviation factory at Bitteswell and Rolls-Royce at Coventry. The number of job opportunites lost in the defence industries will depend on decisions by the management of the firms and developments in civil and export markets.