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Defence Storage and Distribution Agency: Redundancies

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) whether a health and safety impact assessment has been conducted on the proposed programme of redundancies at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency; (277902)

(2) what involvement Ministers from his Department have had in the development of proposals to make posts redundant at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency;

(3) what the reasons are for the proposed programme of redundancies at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency;

(4) how many redundancies are planned at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency; and at which sites such redundancies are planned;

(5) what recent assessment he has made of the merits of the proposed programme of redundancies at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency on the defence supply chain; and if he will make a statement;

(6) if the Government will suspend the planned programme of redundancies at the Defence Storage and Distribution Agency for the period of the suspension of the Chief Operating Officer and the Financial Director.

The Defence Storage and Distribution Agency’s proposed planned programme of efficiencies is currently under review and I will write to the hon. Member once a decision has been made.