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.
The approximate number of staff employed at Thiepval Army Base are contained in the following table.
|As at 1 April each year||Military||Civilian|
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.