HC Deb 19 March 1996 vol 274 c125W
Mrs. Lait

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement about agency status for the Royal Air Force's personnel management centre. [21869]

Mr. Soames

Elements of the Royal Air Force's personnel management centre at RAF Innsworth, Gloucester, are to be considered as a candidate for agency status. The range of business being considered is the formulation and implementation of personnel management policy, the manning of posts and the career management of RAF personnel-both regular and reserves. Some 450 staff, over half civilians, are currently employed on these activities. Trade unions will be consulted on any proposals that arise from this review.

A "prior options" study is being undertaken to establish whether agency status or other options would be appropriate. Comments are invited from interested parties. Comments should be sent by 2 April 1996 to:

  • Air Marshal D Cousins CB AFC BA RAF
  • The Air Member for Personnel
  • Headquarters Personnel and Training Command
  • RAF Innsworth
  • Gloucester
  • GL3 1EZ.