HC Deb 12 June 1990 vol 174 c142W
Mr. O'Neill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what retraining opportunities are offered to those personnel of his Department whose services are no longer required.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

Pre-release training to help in the preparation for civilian life is available to eligible personnel who are about to leave the services. Eligibility for this training is determined primarily by length of service and the circumstances of discharge. All civilian staff are given the opportunity of pre-retirement training, but no specific retraining is provided by the Department.