§ Mr. Batiste
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many employees of Royal Ordnance plc now employed at royal ordnance factor Barnbow in Leeds are in mobile grades with the right to transfer elsewhere in the group in the event of the sale of royal ordnance factory Barnbow to an outside purchaser.
§ Mr. Lee
[pursuant to his reply, 11 July 1986, c. 305]: I am advised that there are about 380 people in mobile grades at royal ordnance, Leeds. As regards mobility, in the event of a sale to an outside purchaser, all employees at Leeds would be in no different position from the one they were in at the time they were transferred from the Civil Service to Royal Ordnance plc.