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Civilian Employees

Volume 20: debated on Tuesday 16 March 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the number of civilians employed in defence and defence-related jobs in Scotland; where the jobs are located; and how many of them are in North Atlantic Treaty Organisation establishments or units.

The number of directly employed MOD civilian staff in Scotland at the latest available date of 1 January 1982 was 21,100. These are spread over a large number of establishments, many of which employ only a few civilians. If my hon. Friend is interested in any particular units I would be prepared, subject to security considerations, to consider providing details.In addition, there are some 250 civilian jobs at NATO establishments in Scotland.As regards defence-related expenditure, I regret that statistics are not available on the number of jobs generated by the equipment programme or by defence sales in specific regions of the United Kingdom, as I said in reply to the hon. Member for Dundee, East (Mr. Wilson) on 25 February.