HC Deb 05 March 1997 vol 291 cc638-9W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 20 February,Official Report, column 719, how many people were made redundant as a result of the decision to close the junior leader and apprentice training site at Harrogate; what was the total cost of redundancy payments; and if he will make a statement. [18117]

Mr. Soames

[holding answer 28 February 1997]: Nine non-industrial and 17 industrial personnel were made redundant. The total cost to the Ministry of Defence is £354,513, which can be broken down into £261,925, the cost for this financial year, and £92,688, the cost of the future liability for annual compensation payments which will extend over the next nine years.