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Defence Agencies

Volume 463: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people were employed within the (a) Defence Housing Executive and (b) Defence Estates in each year since 1997, broken down by occupation; (149669)

(2) how many redundancies there were within (a) the Defence Housing Executive and (b) Defence Estates in each year since 1997, broken down by occupation.

Details of civilian full-time equivalent (FTE) strengths are given in the following table.

FTE strengths

Defence Estates1

Defence Housing Executive2

As at April:

1997

1,230

1998

1,160

1999

1,240

1,020

2000

1,220

960

2001

1,350

990

2002

1,420

940

2003

1,550

880

2004

2,450

2005

2,820

2006

2,900

2007

2,860

Details of civilian FTE redundancies are given in the following table.

FTE redundancies

Defence Estates1

As at April:

1997

3

1998

10

1999

3

2000

15

2001

3

2002

3

2003

10

2004

10

2005

3

2006

30

2007

60

1 Known as the Defence Estates Organisation until 1 March 1999 and subsequently merged with Defence Housing Executive on 1 April 2004; formally ceased to be a Defence Agency on 1 April 2007. 2 Defence Housing Executive was formed April 1999 and merged with Defence Estates on 1 April 2004. 3 Denotes less than 5. Notes: 1. These table use the revised definition of civilian personnel (see www.dasa.mod.uk for details). 2. Figures include values for part-time staff proportionate to those of full-time staff. 3. All figures are rounded to the nearest ten; as a result totals may not always equal the sum of the parts. For visibility rounding has only been applied to figures of ten and above. 4. For DHE strength figures are available for the first five years it existed, but redundancies are not separately identifiable.

Information relating to occupation is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.