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Ministry of Defence: Saudi Arabia

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th September 2019.

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Photo of Stephen Gethins Stephen Gethins Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) civilian staff in his Department based in the UK, (b) military personnel based in the UK, (c) civilian staff in his Department based in Saudi Arabia and (d) military personnel based in Saudi Arabia were employed by the (i) Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project and (ii) Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Project on 1 April 2019.

Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of civilian and military personnel based in the UK and Saudi Arabia who were employed by the Saudi Arabian National Guard Communications Project (SANGCOM) and the Ministry of Defence Saudi Armed Forces Projects (MODSAP) on 1 April 2019 is shown below. The Saudi Arabian Government reimburses the UK Ministry of Defence for these staff costs and there is, therefore, no cost to the UK taxpayer.

Manpower number as at 1 April 2019

SANGCOM

MODSAP

UK-based Civilian Staff

4

69

UK-based Military Staff

0

35

Saudi-based Civilian Staff

51

38

Saudi-based Military Staff

20

66

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