Armed Forces: Scotland

Defence written question – answered on 7th January 2013.

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Photo of Menzies Campbell Menzies Campbell Liberal Democrat, North East Fife

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.

Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

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

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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