HC Deb 22 May 1978 vol 950 cc365-6W
42. Mr. George Rodgers

asked the Secretary of State for Industry if he proposes to establish an office for arms conversion which was called for in a recent Transport and General Workers Union policy statement.

Mr. Les Huckfield

My Department already keeps in close contact with the Department of Employment and the Ministry of Defence about the consequences of reductions in defence expenditure and the need to alleviate their effects on particular areas through our system of regional and other aids.