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Defence Science and Technology Laboratory: Scotland

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff of the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory have been employed in Scotland in each year since 1997. (290793)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) was formed in July 2001 following the division of Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA) into DSTL and QinetiQ. DSTL does not have records specifically detailing staff numbers in Scotland, prior to 2003.

However, as part of an ongoing DSTL site rationalisation plan, all DSTL jobs in Scotland were relocated from Glasgow and Dunfermline to DSTL Porton Down. Therefore, it is recorded that the DSTL staff numbers in Scotland on 1 April 2003 were 48 and on 1 April 2004 were six. The last employee in Scotland left DSTL on 31 October 2004, and since this date, DSTL has not had any employees in Scotland.