§ Mr. Soames
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs will be dependent on the Trident project programme in 1988.
§ Mr. Lee
[pursuant to his reply, 23 June 1986, c. 25]: In 1988 the number of job opportunities created by the Trident programme in United Kingdom industry will be nearly at its estimated peak of 27,000, including over 2,000 168W construction jobs on the Clyde. In addition, some 11,000 civilians are presently employed by the Ministry of Defence on nuclear weapons-related activities.