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Job Dispersal

Volume 981: debated on Monday 17 March 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will consider expediting the dispersal programme to Glasgow before 1986, taking account of the unconnected groups of defence posts which are to be dispersed to that city.

The feasibility of an earlier move to temporary accommodation in Glasgow is being examined following the undertakings given by my hon. Friend, the Minister of State, Civil Service Department on 5 December 1979 and my hon. Friend, the Under-Secretary of State for Scotland, the Member for Edinburgh, North (Mr. Fletcher) on 11 December 1979.—[Vol. 975, c. 421–2, 1270–1.]

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is now in a position to confirm that 1,400 defence posts will come to Glasgow under the dispersal programme; and if this number is likely to be reviewed within the next two years.

I have nothing to add to the reply which I gave to the hon. Member on 1 February 1980.—[Vol. 977, c. 798.]