Military Bases: Northern Ireland

Defence written question – answered on 20th February 2012.

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Photo of Alasdair McDonnell Alasdair McDonnell Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Business, Innoviation and Skills), Shadow SDLP Spokesperson (Culture, Media and Sport), Shadow SDLP Chief Whip, Leader of the Social Democratic & Labour Party 20th February 2012

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian staff have been employed at the Thiepval Army Base in Lisburn in each of the last five years.

Photo of Nick Harvey Nick Harvey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence 20th February 2012

holding answer 9 February 2012

The approximate number of staff employed at Thiepval Army Base are contained in the following table.

As at 1 April each year Military Civilian
2007 1,070 830
2008 720 680
2009 1,240 590
2010 1,200 600
2011 1,200 580

The reduction in military numbers in April 2008 was due to the cessation of Operation Banner which saw the relocation of some units to the mainland during 2007. These units were replaced during 2008.

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