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Job Dispersal

Volume 128: debated on Thursday 25 February 1988

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any further plans to transfer Ministry of Defence jobs to Scotland.

Apart from the very recent selection of the final tranche of 70 posts, to complete the MOD dispersal commitment of 1,400 jobs, to Glasgow later this year there are no current plans for any major relocation of jobs to Scotland. But we remain anxious to improve the geographical spread of defence employment, particularly in areas of high unemployment. However, all moves must be justifiable in both operational and economic terms.