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Agency Personnel: Scotland

Volume 454: debated on Thursday 14 December 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial year 2005-06 the Defence Aviation Repair Agency spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; how much was spent in each category in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement. (107898)

DARA spent £6.63 million on civilian pay at its Almondbank site in Perthshire during the financial year 2005-06. The figure represents 9.19 per cent. of DARA’s total personnel budget during the same period. For the financial period 2004-05 the costs were £6.48 million, representing 7.91 per cent. of DARA’s total personnel costs during that financial reporting period. These figures are only the pay, allowance and overtime costs and exclude agency staff.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people are employed by the Naval Manning Agency; how many are employed in Scotland; what the personnel costs of the agency are expected to be in 2006-07; and what they were in 2005-06. (107899)

The Naval Manning Agency (NMA) formally ceased to be a Defence Agency on 1 April 2005. There are therefore no details of employees/personnel costs relating to NMA for 2005-06 and 2006-07.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for 2005-06 the Defence Analytical Services Agency spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; how much was spent for each category in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement. (107922)

None of the personnel budget for the Defence Analytical Services Agency (DASA) was spent in Scotland in either 2004-05 or 2005-06. No DASA personnel are based in Scotland.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for 2005-06 the Defence Medical Education and Training Agency spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; how much was spent for each category in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement. (107927)

In the financial year 2004-05, the Defence Medical and Training Agency (DMETA) did not spend any of its budget in Scotland. In the financial year 2005-06, some £129,000 was spent by DMETA on the placement of a service doctor with a Scottish hospital. This represented some 1.5 per cent. of the agency’s total personnel budget.

DMETA does not own any training or other units in Scotland, although it places Defence Medical Services personnel in Scottish hospitals from time to time.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for 2005-06 the British Forces Post Office spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; how much was spent for each category in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement. (107937)

The figures requested are as follows:

BFPO personnel budget

(£)

Percentage

2004-05

137,510

0.01

2005-06

140,900

0.01

Note:

These figures do not include travel and subsistence costs.

The BFPO headquarters occupies its current location for logistical reasons, basing itself near the Ml and M25 and close to both Heathrow airport and RAF Brize Norton, which provide the excellent communication necessary to support BFPO in its role.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much of its personnel budget for financial year 2005-06 the Veterans Agency spent in Scotland in (a) monetary terms and (b) as a percentage of the total personnel budget; how much was spent for each category in 2004-05; and if he will make a statement. (107940)

In 2005-06 the Veterans Agency spent £22.03 million on personnel costs, of which £0.5 million was spent in Scotland. This represents 2.27 per cent. of the total personnel budget.

In 2004-05 the Veterans Agency spent £19.184 million on personnel costs, of which £0.47 million was spent in Scotland. This represents 2.45 per cent. of the total personnel budget.