§ Mr. McAllion
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy that implementation of the Blelloch report will not lead to a reduction in the staffing of the newly formed MOD Guard Service.
§ Mr. Hanley
Sir John Blelloch's work is concerned with the MOD police and his review which was announced on 15 December,Official Report, column 739, has yet to report. The report which he submitted as part of "Front Line First" is being considered in conjunction with other defence costs study reports, including one on the general subject of security. We hope to make an announcement on the study as a whole, including our proposals for implementation, before the summer recess.