HC Deb 01 November 1995 vol 265 c328W
Dr. David Clark

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) military and (b) civilian jobs have been replaced under his Department's contractorisation programme. [40844]

Mr. Arbuthnot

The Department's budget holders operate within financial allocations, which cover a range of operating costs, including military and civilian staff. Since April 1992, some 26,000 posts have been reviewed under the competing for quality programme, resulting in a reduction in the overall number of MOD posts of nearly 17,500. Details of the breakdown of posts between military and civilian staff are not held centrally.