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Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make an official visit to 14 maintenance unit, RAF Carlisle to discuss plans to close the unit by 1997.

Mr. Hanley : I have already indicated to local representatives my intention to visit RAF Carlisle to discuss our proposals during the period of consultation.

Mr. Kirkwood : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consideration has been given to the alternative plan to make savings submitted by the trade unions involved in 14 maintenance unit, RAF Carlisle.

Mr. Hanley : We have not yet received the trade union plan ; when we do, we shall, of course, give it due consideration.

RAF Equipment Supply Depots

Mr. Martlew : To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make available to the trade union representatives at RAF Carlisle, RAF Quedgeley and RAF Stafford the review report into the equipment supply depots of the RAF.

Mr. Hanley : It would not be appropriate to release the full study report and costings. A consultation document covering the factors involved has been issued to all interested parties, and further information will be provided where appropriate.


 

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