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Volume 455: debated on Wednesday 10 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) civilian and (b) service personnel are employed at (i) Faslane naval base and (ii) RNAD Coulport. (105554)

Individual defence installations do not routinely publish personnel data, as different organisations and agencies are responsible for the same location or site. Figures for the posted location of the UK regular forces and civilians are only available at local authority level using centrally held data.

Estimates below this level are not routinely produced but a broad estimate of MOD civilian staff in full-time equivalent (FTE) terms is shown in the following table. These figures do not include the workforce of Babcock Naval Services, the commercial partner of HMNB Clyde, who employ additional civilian personnel spread across both sites. Estimates provided by Babcock Naval Services put the total of these personnel at around 1,430.

UK civilian personnel (FTE) by local authority area: 1 November 2006




Argyll and Bute







1. Full-time equivalency totals that take account of the hours worked by each part-time employee, and will not be consistent with a headcount.

2. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. When rounding to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.

Dasa (Civilian)

For service personnel figures for Argyll and Bute, where the vast majority of service personnel posted are located in Faslane and Coulport, are published in Tri Service Publication 10 (TSP10). TSP 10 is a quarterly publication, the most recent showing the 1 October 2006 situation. Copies are held in the Library of the house and at