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Civilian Employees

Volume 202: debated on Thursday 23 January 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the current total of his Department's civilian employees and the percentage based in Scotland, together with cost of employment for the relevant figures.

On 1 October 1991, my Department employed a total of 140,697 United Kingdom-based civilians and a further 27,588 locally engaged civilians overseas. The estimated total cost of employment of civilian staff in 1991–92 is £2,849 million. Approximately 8.6 per cent. of the United Kingdom-based civilians are employed in Scotland. The estimated cost of civilian employment in Scotland is not readily available and could be obtained only at disproportionate cost.