Civil Service: Redundancy

Defence written question – answered on 28th October 2010.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Shadow Minister (Defence)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the 25,000 reduction in civil service personnel he expects to be achieved through redundancy.

Photo of Peter Luff Peter Luff The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

It is too early to say. Discussions are under way with the trade unions to determine how the reductions may be achieved through various means including natural wastage and voluntary early release, thereby minimising the need for compulsory redundancies.

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