HC Deb 18 May 1978 vol 950 c306W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what long-term plans he has for the conversion of many of its factories and depots, in order to reduce spending on armaments and to preserve productive employment;

(2) whether his Department is prepared to allocate a significant fund towards the development of alternative employment proposals in the defence equipment industry;

(3) whether his Department is considering setting up an office of arms conversion.

Dr. Gilbert

We need to sustain our current industrial and support capabilities to meets the needs of our defence programme.

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