asked the Secretary of State for Defence, if will make a statement concerning the role and staffing of the Army's pay, manning and records office.
I refer the hon. Member to the answer given to him on 25 April, at column 519. by my hon. Friend the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence Procurement. The evaluation of the proposals to relocate the army manning, record and pay offices has taken slightly longer than I had anticipated, but I hope to be able to make an announcement before the House rises for the summer recess. This will make clear the future staffing of these offices. Their role will not be affected by the proposed reorganisation.