§ Dr. Owen
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the numbers of industrial and non-industrial civil servants, respectively, in Devoport, Rosyth and Portsmouth naval dockyards; and whether he is yet able to give a forecast of future levels likely to be employed in these categories in these dockyards for each of the next five years.
§ Mr. Lee
The numbers of industrial and non-industrial staff at the royal dockyards, as at 1 May, were as follows: 191W
Industrials Non-Industrials Devonport 10,059 3,316 Rosyth 4,778 1,538 Portsmouth 2,405 891
It would not be appropriate, however, or in accordance with our normal practice, to publish provisional forecasts several years ahead for individual areas of departmental activity.