Defence: Scotland

Defence written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office), Shadow SNP Westminster Group Leader

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much his Department incurred in (a) equipment expenditure, (b) non-equipment expenditure, (c) service personnel costs and (d) civil personnel costs in Scotland in (i) 2007-08, (ii) 2008-09 and (iii) 2009-10.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 29 March 2010

Estimated direct Ministry of Defence (MOD) expenditure for Scotland in the categories requested for the years where data are available is presented in the following table:

2007-08 current prices (£ million)
(a) Equipment expenditure 510
(b) Non Equipment expenditure 280
(c) Service personnel costs 590
(d) Civilian personnel costs 190

1. Figures are rounded to the nearest £10 million.

2. Figures relate to expenditure in the whole Scottish Government office region rather than to any individual military or civilian establishments.

3. Indirect expenditure, such as subcontracted work, is not reflected in the figures.

4. Personnel costs exclude contributions made by MOD to the Armed Forces Pensions Scheme and War Pensions Scheme.

Since 2008 the MOD has not collected estimates of regional expenditure on equipment, non-equipment, or personnel costs as they do not directly support policy making or operations. The last estimates for 2007-08 were published in UK Defence Statistics in September 2009. As a result, the complex analysis required to produce the underlying regional expenditure data is no longer performed. Information for a comparable time series beyond 2007-08 could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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