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Manpower: Fife

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what estimate he has made of the number of civilian jobs there have been in the defence sector in Fife in each year since 1997. (290678)

Figures for the numbers of MOD civilian personnel who are directly employed at MOD establishments/bases located in the Fife local authority area in each of the years since 1997 where data are available are presented in the following table. Requested information prior to 2007 broken down at local authority level is not available and cannot be compiled without incurring disproportionate costs.

Table 1: MOD civilian personnel directly employed in MOD establishments/bases located in the Fife local authority area as at 1 January of each year.

Number

2007

790

2008

770

2009

730

Source:

DASA CPS06

Estimates for those people employed directly and indirectly in industry and commerce in Scotland in those companies that receive contracts directly from MOD and indirectly through the supply chain supporting such contracts (for each of the last five years) where data are available are presented in the following table. Requested information prior to 2002-03 broken down at local authority level is not available and cannot be compiled without incurring disproportionate costs.

Table 2: Estimated Direct employment dependent on MOD expenditure in Scotland

Direct

Indirect

Total

2002-03

10,000

2,500

12,500

2003-04

10,000

2,500

12,500

2004-05

9,000

2,500

11,500

2005-06

9,000

2,500

11,500

2006-07

7,000

2,000

9,000

Note:

Figures rounded to the nearest 500 jobs

Source:

DASA