§ Mr. Trotter
asked the Secretary of State for Defence where it is proposed that the work now carried out at the REME workshop at Killingworth, Tyne and Wear, should in future be carried out; and whether, having regard to the high unemployment on Tyneside, he will reconsider his decision to close the Killingworth workshop.
§ Mr. Robert C. Brown
No final decision has been taken to close the 31 Command Workshop REME detachment at Killingworth. This is one of a number of proposals made for the restructuring of the Army's logistic support facilities in the United Kingdom on which consultations are proceeding with the Departmental Staff and Trade Union Sides.371W
Under the proposals the Killingworth work would be absorbed by the parent workshop at Catterick, 41 Command Workshop REME at York and local contractors as appropriate.