asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the pension rights of Royal Ordnance employees once the proposed privatisation of the company has been completed.
I refer my hon. Friend to the answer I gave to the hon. Member for Crewe and Nantwich (Mrs. Dunwoody) on 26 January 1987 at column 131. The planned sale of Royal Ordnance plc will not affect the pension arrangements of employees.