By Joe Penny from the York Liberal Democrats website.
In a recent letter from Tobias Ellwood MP, the Ministry of Defence (MOD) have openly committed to working with the Council to explore potential opportunities for retaining civilian posts in York, despite the closures of Queen Elizabeth and Imphal Baracks.
Tobias Ellwood MP, the current Parliamentary Under Secretary of State and Minister for Defence People and Veterans, has provided his personal assurance to Deputy Leader of the Council, Cllr Andrew Waller, that MOD officials will work with the Council and the Government Property Agency to explore potential opportunities in the Hubs Programme to keep civilian posts in York.
The commitment was provided in response to a letter sent by Cllr Waller in December 2017, who wrote to seek clarification regarding the closures and to offer the MOD the Council’s assistance.
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