§ Mr. Kenneth Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many redundancies he expects within the RAF arising out of manpower reductions in uniformed personnel; and how much of these cuts will be contained by reduction in recruitment.65W
§ Mr. John
Until consultations with allies have been completed, it will not be possible to give precise information on manning implications. I expect, however, that the major part of the cuts in uniformed strengths will be effected through reductions in RAF recruitment. Some redundancies will, however, be unavoidable.