HC Deb 29 April 2002 vol 384 cc527-8W
34. Syd Rapson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what plans he has to reduce the Defence Aviation Repair Agency work force. [50975]

Mr. Ingram

No forward manpower targets have been set to reduce the work force in the Defence Aviation Repair Agency (DARA). However, DARA has reduced its work force year on year as a direct result of rationalisation initiatives and the introduction of new working practices. There has been no requirement for any compulsory redundancies as a result of any of these initiatives. In line with the assumptions made when it was established as a trading fund, the Agency will continue to pursue efficiencies and improvements across its business and these may result in changes to the size and shape of the organisation in the future.