HC Deb 13 April 1981 vol 3 c73W
Mr. Robert C. Brown

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many jobs he estimates will be lost in (a) Newcastle upon Tyne, (b) Tyne and Wear county and (c) the Northern region as a result of his plans to reduce by 32,000 the number of civil servants employed by his Department by 1984.

Mr. Goodhart

Since achievement of the target as a whole depends in part on a general search for greater economy and efficiency, it is not possible to specify reductions for individual geographic areas.