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Departmental Offices

Volume 940: debated on Monday 28 November 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff at the proposed new Ministry of Defence offices in Cardiff and Glasgow will be recruited from within Wales and Scotland, respectively.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if it is still the Government's intention to disperse Ministry of Defence employees from London to Cardiff and Glasgow; how many posts it is intended will be transferred to Cardiff and Glasgow, respectively; and how many of these posts, respectively, will be filled by employees being transferred from England to Glasgow and Cardiff.

In accordance with the timetable for dispersal of Government work announced in July last, 4,000–5,000 Ministry of Defence posts will be moved to Cardiff and 1,500 posts to Glasgow in 1983–84 and up to a further 4,000 to Glasgow in 1985–86 to 1987–88. It is too early to say how many of these posts will be filled by employees being transferred from England.