§ Mr. Austin Mitchell
asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of men stationed at, the number of civilians employed at, and the annual total cost of RAF Binbrook for each of the last eight years.
§ Mr. Freeman
The present cost accounting system for RAF stations has been in operation for only the last five years. During this period the annual direct operating costs at RAF Binbrook have been as follows:
£ million 1982–83 27.1 1983–84 31.6 1984–85 39.3 1985–86 37.8 11986–87 40.0 1 Estimate.
Over the same period the number of civilian staff, including part-time employees, as at 1 April each year, has been as follows: 340W
Number 1983 134 1984 111 1985 111 1986 113 1987 111
It is not our practice, for security reasons, to publish the number of senior personnel at individual stations or establishments.