asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many aviation and defence staff personnel will lose their jobs at RAF St. Mawgan as a result of the deployment proposals in the Defence Estimates.
As publicly announced at RAF St. Mawgan on 6th June, the station will not now be affected by the Royal Air Force redeployments directly arising from the proposals put forward in Defence Estimates. As a separate economy measure, however, the aircraft establishment of No. 7 Canberra Squadron at RAF St. Mawgan is to be reduced in early 1976 by up to a third. In consequence the aircraft servicing task, which is carried out at the station by a civilian firm under contract, will also be reduced. The effect on the labour force will be a matter for the contractor to decide.