§ Mr. Byers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to his answer of 9 June,Official Report, column
Civilian staff as at 1 April 19951 Respondents to ethnic origin survey2 Total Male Female Total White Black Asian Other ethnic origin Total Non-Industrial Staff 81,041 51,939 29,102 69,965 68,504 590 682 189 Retired Officers 1,883 1,872 11 1,696 1,692 <5 <5 <5 1 Figures on headcourt basis, counting part-timers as one 2 On grounds of personal confidentiality, where the number of staff in any one ethnic minority category is less than five, the actual number is not disclosed.
337, how many contracts have been awarded to the SEMA Group plc, since July 1991 by the Defence Research Agency; and what is their total estimated value. 
§ Mr. Freeman
Since July 1991 a total of 14 contracts have been placed with SEMA Group. Those fall into three broad categories; nine contracts in support of DRA technical work with a value of £317,000; four contracts in support of developing and maintaining the DRA commercial accounting systems with a value of £4.9 million and one enabling agreement with SEMA, against which eight orders have been placed with an approximate value of £216,000.