§ 27. Mr. Ron Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilians are currently employed by the combined armed forces.
§ Mr. Sainsbury
Details of MOD service and civilian manpower are provided in section 4 of volume 2 of the annually produced "Statement on the Defence Estimates" (Cmd. 344-11). The latest available figures (at 1 November 1988) are 142,237 United Kingdom-based civilians and 31,534 locally engaged civilians overseas.