HC Deb 12 December 1975 vol 902 cc376-7W
Mr. Burden

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will give an undertaking that the target establishment comprising 6,230 industrial and non-industrial workers in total, in the General Manager's departments at Chatham Dockyard by March 1976 will not be further reduced next year or in 1977–78.

Mr. Judd

Seasonal fluctuations occur in the establishment of the General Manager's department at Chatham and small variation in the trade balance will be required to meet loading patterns. However, no significant change in strength is planned for the next two years.

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