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Babcock International: Redundancy

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 117667, tabled on 5 December 2017

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what support his Department plans to offer to Babcock employees at Rosyth dockyard who are to be made redundant as a result of the completion of work on the UK’s Queen Elizabeth-class aircraft carrier programme.

Answered on

14 December 2017

The Ministry of Defence will remain closely engaged with Babcock throughout the consultation period to understand the impact of the potential reductions. Support to those facing redundancy will be provided by the Department for Work and Pensions Rapid Response service through the Scottish Government's Partnership Action for Continuing Employment (PACE) initiative.