Prime Minister dismissed impact of Portsmouth shipyard closure

DECISION Prime Minister David Cameron
DECISION Prime Minister David Cameron
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PRIME Minister David Cameron has dismissed the huge impact the closure of Portsmouth’s shipbuilding division will have on everyone involved.

Talking in Prime Minister’s Question Time at the House of Commons moments ago, Mr Cameron said: ‘In Portsmouth yes, there will be job reductions but there are many more people involved in ship servicing than ship building, so the workforce will go from 12,000 to 11,000.’