§ Mr. Ron Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what redundancies are e—pected at 14 MU RAF, Carlisle, as a result of Her Majesty's Government's policy of cutting public expenditure.
§ Mr. Pattie
As a result of the introduction of new procedures for processing returns of repairable equipment, 39 posts at Carlisle will be disestablished between now and 1983. This would be in accordance with the Government's policy of reducing Civil Service manpower. The possibility of some redundancy in this connection cannot be ruled out, but everything possible will be done680W to find alternative posts for those affected.