HC Deb 17 May 1976 vol 911 c354W
Mr. Sillars

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the United Kingdom working population is employed by his Department as Service men or supporting civilian staff.

Mr. William Rodgers

Out of an estimated United Kingdom working population of 26,000,000 approximately 336,600—1.29 per cent.—are serving in Her Majesty's Forces and a further 266,200—1.02 per cent.—are employed as civilians in support of defence.

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