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Departmental Functions

Volume 975: debated on Monday 10 December 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish in the Official Report full details of the reduction of various marine functions arising from the cuts in the Civil Service announced on 6 December.

The reduction in marine functions and associated staff savings by 1982 are as follows:

Surveyor General's organization-55
Reduction in marine survey work (further small-scale delegation to classification societies, reduction in IMCO work, etc.)
Reduction in inspection of ships' provisions
Reduction in MMO functions relating to ships' documents
General register of shipping and seamen
Reduction in functions relating to ships' documents-10
Minor savings (mainly HQ)-10

asked the Secretary of State for Trade if he will publish in the Official Report full details of the reduction of various civil aviation functions arising from the cuts in the Civil Service announced on 6 December.