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Ministry of Defence: Staff

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 2nd December 2015.

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Photo of Maria Eagle Maria Eagle Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to page 33 of the Strategic Defence and Security Review 2015, how much his Department plans to save by reducing the civil service headcount in his Department to 41,000.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Spending Review 15 and the Strategic Defence and Security Review confirmed that the number of Ministry of Defence (MOD) civilians would reduce by almost 30% to 41,000 by the end of this Parliament. The majority of these reductions will be generated from pre-existing and emerging change programmes. The remaining reductions are estimated to produce a saving of £300million over the next five years which will be used to reinvest within the Defence Programme. The MOD will undertake a number of studies to determine how best to generate this saving without impacting front-line outputs.

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