§ Mr. Hancock
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilian personnel will be affected by the relocation of service establishments from the south to the north.
§ Mr. Norman Lamont
As yet it has not been determined which service establishments might be relocated from the south to the north. This is a matter for review as opportunities arise, such as when major investment is required, but all proposals will need to stand on their economic and operational merits. Only when specific cases are considered will it be possible to assess the numbers of civilians to be affected.