HC Deb 06 June 1984 vol 61 cc190-1W
Dr. Owen

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the numbers of industrial and non-industrial civil servants, respectively, in Devoport, Rosyth and Portsmouth naval dockyards; and whether he is yet able to give a forecast of future levels likely to be employed in these categories in these dockyards for each of the next five years.

Mr. Lee

The numbers of industrial and non-industrial staff at the royal dockyards, as at 1 May, were as follows:

Industrials Non-Industrials
Devonport 10,059 3,316
Rosyth 4,778 1,538
Portsmouth 2,405 891

It would not be appropriate, however, or in accordance with our normal practice, to publish provisional forecasts several years ahead for individual areas of departmental activity.