HC Deb 14 October 1991 vol 196 c63W
Dr. Goodson-Wickes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilians, and in what categories and limitations, are being made redundant by its proposals in "Options for Change".

Mr. Alan Clark

Within an overall total of around 20,000 United Kingdom-based civil service posts to be shed over the next five years, the scale and distribution of redundancies will not be known until the level of natural wastage and the effectiveness of alternative measures to reduce numbers have been assessed.