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Atomic Weapons Establishment

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of the workforce at the Atomic Weapons Establishment is expected to retire in the next five years. (125805)

[holding answer 8 March 2007]: The Ministry of Defence does not hold such details about the workforce at the Atomic Weapons Establishment which is managed under Government Owned/Contractor Operated arrangements. However, the AWE contractor has advised that approximately 12 per cent. of the current workforce will reach retirement age before March 2012.