HC Deb 10 January 1989 vol 144 cc528-9W
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.