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Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed in the defence and aerospace industry by his Department's contractors and sub-contractors in the constituency of (a) Durham North West, (b) Stockton North, (c) Blackpool North, and Cleveleys, (d) Burnley, (e) Hyndburn, (f) Pendle, (g) Ashfield, (h) Derby South, (i) Lincoln, (j) Loughborough, (k) Sherwood, and (l) Coventry North West.

Photo of John Healey John Healey Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed in the defence and aerospace industry by his Department's contractors and sub-contractors in the constituency of (a) Wolverhampton North East, (b) South East Cambridgeshire, (c) Stevenage, (d) Portsmouth North, (e) Portsmouth South, (f) Filton and Bradley Stoke, (g) Alyn and Deeside, (h) Wrexham, (i) Torfaen, (j) Islwyn, (k) Vale of Glamorgan, and (l) Paisley and Renfrewshire North.

Photo of Jeremy Quin Jeremy Quin The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not collate information on the defence and aerospace industry at a constituency level, or details concerning subcontractors.

The MOD estimates the number of direct jobs supported by MOD expenditure with industry and commerce at a UK national and regional level. Our latest data from the 2018-19 Financial Year is demonstrated below:

Nation and/or Region

Constituencies included

MOD Expenditure with industry and commerce in that nation and/or region (£ million)

Number of Jobs supported in that nation and/or region

East Midlands

Ashfield; Derby South; Lincoln; Loughborough and Sherwood

893

6,500

East of England

South East Cambridgeshire; Stevenage

1,140

6,100

North East

Durham North West; Stockton North

96

600

North West

Blackpool North, and Cleveleys; Burnley; Hyndburn; Pendle

1,965

12,500

Scotland

Paisley and Renfrewshire North

1,758

10,200

South East

Portsmouth North; Portsmouth South

4,581

27,500

South West

Filton and Bradley Stoke

5,184

32,500

Wales

Alyn and Deeside; Islwyn; Torfaen; Vale of Glamorgan; Wrexham

1,086

7,700

West Midlands

Coventry North West; Wolverhampton North East

583

4,300

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