HC Deb 04 July 1983 vol 45 c26W
Mr. Batiste

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if, when considering measures to permit the introduction of private capital into the Royal ordnance factories, he will ensure that full regard is given to maintaining employment at Royal ordnance factory Barnbow, Leeds.

Mr. Pattie

In considering changes to the Royal ordnance factories, both in respect of introducing private capital and otherwise, the Government's aim is to further the ability of the ROF organisation to succeed in its markets and thereby enhance the prospects for employment at all ROFs, including ROF Leeds.