§ Mr. John Garrett
asked the Minister for the Civil Service what is the proposed reduction of staff in Her Majesty's Stationery Office generally, and in its offices in Norwich.
§ Mr. Channon
It is proposed to reduce the number of staff in Her Majesty's Stationery Office by about 1,000 to some 5,000 by April 1984. Of the departmental manpower targets announced on 27 November—[Vol. 994, c. 173–76]—the total savings attributed to the Lord President's Department—of which Her Majesty's Stationery Office is one—taken together include a further reduction of 1,000 staff. Apart from a small reduction in the reprographics area of the Department outside Norwich, no decisions have yet been taken as to where the individual reductions will be made.