HC Deb 14 January 1975 vol 884 c58W
24. Mr. Edward Lyons

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many men and women are at present employed in auxiliary support of the three Services; and how many on defence contract work in private industry.

Mr. William Rodgers

Civilians directly employed by the Ministry of Defence in support of the Services number about 298,000. In addition, about 18,000 are employed in the Royal ordnance factories. The Property Services Agency of the Department of the Environment also employs about 32,000 civilians on defence work. The total numbers engaged on defence contract work in private industry are assessed as about 240,000.

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