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Civilian Personnel

Volume 974: debated on Tuesday 27 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will give the number of skilled civilians employed in his Department in support of Service personnel at the end of April.

At 1 April 1979 some 31,900 United Kingdom based civilian craftsmen were employed in the Ministry of Defence, including some 3,750 in the Royal ordnance factories. There were, in addition, some 7,750 apprentices of whom about 1,000 were in the Royal ordnance factories.The number of locally entered civilian craftsmen employed at the same date at the major overseas stations, Germany, Gibraltar, Cyprus and Far East, totalled some 4,850.