§ Rear-Admiral Morgan-Giles
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether 352W he will publish a tabular statement of redundancies in the Fleet Air Arm during 1970–71, showing categories of officers and ratings by their specialist qualifications.
§ Dr. David Owen
Redundancy has been divided into two phases, the first of which will be completed by the end of 1970. Numbers for the second phase from April, 1971, to March, 1973, have not yet been finalised. The bulk of these redundancies are expected in the latter part of the period; consequently few are likely during 1971. The 1970 figures comprise:
18 Air Engineer Officers. 802 Ratings comprising: Aircraft Artificers 56 Aircraft Mechanicians 55 Naval Air Mechanics 332 Naval Airmen 104 Electrical Artificers (Air) 53 Electrical and Radio Mechanicians (Air) 102 Electrical and Radio Mechanics (Air) 100