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Armed Forces: Medical Services

Volume 497: debated on Thursday 22 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel from the Surgeon General’s Department were based in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England, (d) Northern Ireland, (e) Cyprus and (f) Germany in each of the last five years. (291376)

[holding answer 16 September 2009]: The Surgeon General’s Department (SGD) is the central policy and secretariat division of the Defence Medical Services. Its staff include uniformed personnel who are serving members of the Royal Navy, Army and RAF Medical Services, as well as civilians. As at 1 October 2009, it had 160 staff (figure rounded to the nearest 10) all of whom were based in England. Figures for previous years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.