§ Mr. Menzies Campbell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what are the terms of reference of the study of the future logistics requirements of the RAF being undertaken by his Department; and what consultations will be held with civilian staff employed by the RAF.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
As part of the reorganisation and reduction of MOD headquarters, a new RAF logistics command will be formed by amalgamating the staff of the air member for supply and organisation and the appropriate elements of the current RAF support command, which will be abolished. The headquarters of the new logistics command will be at the current support186W command headquarters at RAF Brampton. The studies under way concern the detailed structure and organisation of the logistics command, and the identification of the best long-term locations for those elements of the new command not already at Brampton. Other than at Brampton, the service and civilian staff most concerned are currently located in London, and at Harrogate, High Wycombe, RAF Stanbridge and RAF Swanton Morley. The MOD trade unions were informed of the study on 19 November 1991. Since the original notification various updates have been issued to staff and the trade unions. The recommendations of this study will be subject to the full consultative procedures agreed between the Department and the trade unions.