HC Deb 20 January 1983 vol 35 c167W
Mr. Needham

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what has been decided about the future of the civilian work force at RAF Kemble; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Wiggin

Agreement in principle has now been reached for the United States air force to make use of the facilities at RAF Kemble for aircraft and equipment maintenence work. This agreement will result in continued employment at RAF Kemble, with about 300 civilian posts being retained from April 1983. In the longer term, employment opportunities could reach about 450 to 500 posts. The details of the agreement are still subject to finalisation. The trade union side will be consulted in the usual way.

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