§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales on the basis of how many job losses the changes currently 481W being considered for the regional analytical chemistry laboratories at Aberystwyth are founded; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Ryder
I have been asked to reply.
There are currently 16 permanent staff in post in the ADAS analytical chemistry laboratory at Trawsgoed, whose closure in 1990–91 was announced on 21 March 1989. The number of post losses consequent on closure of this laboratory will depend on a range of factors, including the future level of demand for ADAS laboratory services elsewhere and the outcome of the examination being given by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Wales to the possibility of alternative uses for this facility.