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Menzies Campbell (North East Fife, Liberal Democrat)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many uniformed personnel are based in Scotland in each of the three armed services; whether the reduction to his Department's spending announced in the autumn statement will effect the number of uniformed personnel to be based in Scotland in each of the three armed services; and if he will make a statement.

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Andrew Murrison (The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence; South West Wiltshire, Conservative)

The numbers of regular service personnel based in Scotland as at 31 October 2012 are shown in the following table:

  Number
Royal Navy 4,670
Army 3,190
Royal Air Force 3,790

The autumn statement has introduced some additional factors that we need to take into account. It is right that we take time to explore these options with HM Treasury to ensure the best possible basing solution is achieved.

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