HC Deb 25 February 1988 vol 128 cc265-6W
Mr. McAllion

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any further plans to transfer Ministry of Defence jobs to Scotland.

Mr. Sainsbury

Apart from the very recent selection of the final tranche of 70 posts, to complete the MOD dispersal commitment of 1,400 jobs, to Glasgow later this year there are no current plans for any major relocation of jobs to Scotland. But we remain anxious to improve the geographical spread of defence employment, particularly in areas of high unemployment. However, all moves must be justifiable in both operational and economic terms.

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