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Defence Intelligence Staff

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 15 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) permanent staff, (b) contractors, (c) reservists and (d) other staff were employed by the Defence Intelligence Staff in each year since 1997; and what the service breakdown was in each of those years. (76408)

Defence Intelligence Staff manpower figures for 1997 onwards are shown as follows. Data for contractors are not captured and reservist data are not held centrally.

Civilian/service strengths: Chief of Defence Intelligence

All services

April

Civilian permanent staff (FTE)

Officers

Other ranks

Total

1997

1,600

400

2,300

2,700

1998

1,600

400

2,300

2,700

1999

1,500

400

2,200

2,600

2000

1,500

400

2,300

2,700

2001

1,400

400

2,000

2,400

2002

1,400

400

2,000

2,400

2003

1,500

400

2,100

2,500

2004

1,600

400

2,200

2,600

2005

1,600

400

2,200

2,600

2006

1,600

1400

12,200

12,600

1 Service personnel figures for 2006 are provisional.

Notes:

1. Full-time equivalence counts part-time staff by the number of hours they work as a proportion of their full-time conditioned hours.

2. Numbers are rounded to the nearest hundred.

3. UK Regular Forces includes nursing services, but excludes Full Time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, mobilised reservists and Naval Activated Reservists.

There are 20 or fewer civilian casual staff employed in each year.

The breakdown of Service personnel numbers is only available from 2001.

Number of UK Regular Forces1 employed by Chief of Defence Intelligence since 2001, broken down by Service

Royal Navy

Army

Royal Air Force

20012

200

1,200

900

20022

200

1,200

1,000

20032

200

1,200

1,000

20042

300

1,200

1,200

2005

300

1,100

1,200

2006

300

31,100

31,200

1 UK Regular Forces includes Nursing services, but excludes Full Time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, mobilised reservists and Naval Activated Reservists.

2 All figures for 2001 to 2004 are estimates.

3 Figures for Army and RAF at April 2006 are provisional.