§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Minister of State for Defence how many people his Department employs in the South-West Scotland planning region now; and if he will show how this compares with each of the past eight years.
§ Mr. Ian Gilmour
The number of civilians currently employed by the Ministry of Defence in the Dumfriesshire, Kirkcudbrightshire, Wigtownshire, South Ayrshire and South Roxburghshire area is 302.260W
Comparable figures for this area are available only from 1st July 1970:
1st July 1970 … … … 280 1st July 1971 … … … 287 1st July 1972 … … … 306