§ Mr. Ian McCartney
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redundancies occurred in his Department over the past 12 months; how many were voluntary; and what was the total sum spent on redundancy payments. 972W
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
[holding answer 14 July 1995]: During the financial year 1994–95, the latest period for which figures are available centrally, there were 3,058 redundancies in my Department. Our records do not distinguish between those who were made redundant compulsorily and those who volunteered for redundancy. The total sum spent on early retirement and redundancy in the same period was some £59 million.