§ Mr. Cartwright
asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what estimate has been made of the number of Ministry of Defence administrative, professional and technical staff prepared to move to Glasgow in the event of a decision to disperse quality assurance posts from Woolwich Arsenal;
(2) what estimate has been made of the costs of dispersing Ministry of Defence quality assurance posts from Greater London to Glasgow, including the provision of suitable buildings and the training of professional, technical and manual staff.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
An examination of various options for dispersal to Glasgow, and elsewhere, is in hand. It is too soon to put estimates of cost to these options and premature to say which quality assurance posts at Woolwich may be affected. Until particular posts have been identified it is not possible to estimate how many of the staff concerned would be willing to move.