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Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich

Volume 718: debated on Wednesday 3 November 1965

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what residual industrial and non-industrial staff will be required to service the remaining and incoming departments after the closure of the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich; whether these employees will be offered permanent work with the appropriate department; and if the names and and future prospects of those concerned will be made known without further delay.

Common services within the Royal Arsenal will continue to be provided by the Royal Ordnance Factory, Woolwich until March 1967: thereafter, in those areas of the estate retained for Government purposes, some services will be provided by the Ministry of Public Building and Works and the remainder by the Army Department. Information about the staff who will be required will be made available as soon as possible.