§ 16. Mr. William Hamilton
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many dismissals from Rosyth dockyard have occurred in the 12 months to 1 January; how many have been effected since that date; and if he will state the reasons for such dismissals.33W
§ Mr. Ian Stewart
There were three dismissals in 1982, all for absence without leave. There have been none so far in 1983.
As I said during the recent Adjournment debate on this subject, between July 1982 and March 1983 industrial employees at Rosyth were recruited in advance of taking up references and subject to those references being satisfactory. In 1982 eight people were discharged because their references were not satisfactory and there have been four such discharges so far in 1983.