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Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 26th November 2018.

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Photo of John McNally John McNally Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Environment) 12:00 am, 26th November 2018

In response to a freedom of information request, the Ministry of Defence revealed that as of 2 November 2018, 223 civilian MOD employees based in Scotland were receiving less than £8.75 an hour. Some 81.6% of Scottish workers earn the real living wage—now £9 an hour—which is the highest proportion in the UK. Would not an impartial observer ask why these 223 civilian staff are being treated differently?