Departmental Employees

Defence written question – answered on 6th April 2005.

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Photo of Ms Annabelle Ewing Ms Annabelle Ewing Spokesperson (Social Security (SNP Shadow Scottish Minister); Education & Skills; Home Office; Law Officers; Work & Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the average number of civilian employees, including civil servants employed by his Department, has been in each year since 1998.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

holding answer 4 April 2005

The information requested is in the following table:

Ministry of Defence—Average strength 1998 to 2004
Full time equivalent
Total civil servants Locally engaged civilians Total
1998 110,560 14,960 125,510
1999 108,280 14,770 123,050
2000 106,450 14,740 121,190
2001(8) 100,040 13,290 113,330
2002 95,260 14,120 109,370
2003 92,970 13,840 106,820
2004 93,220 15,430 108,650

(8) In 2001 the QinetiQ portion of the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (8,000) was established as a private company.

Note:

Figures calculated using a 13-month average.

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