§ 88. Mr. Ian Bruce
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the possible centralisation of the sea systems controllerate and other procurement executive staff within the travel-to-work area of Keynsham and Bath.
§ Mr. Neubert
Studies have been carried out into the relocation of the procurement executive's land and air systems controllerates and associated staff away from central London, and into the collocation of the sea systems controllerate. We are now consulting the MOD trade union side on the results of these studies, as is usual in such matters. A final decision will be taken only in the light of the outcome of these consultations and a full statement will be made at the appropriate time.