§ Dr. Godman
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his latest estimate of the number of(a) defence and (b) defence-related jobs in (i) Strathclyde and (ii) Scotland as a whole; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
I have been asked to reply.
For Scotland as a whole, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 16 October 1995, Official Report, columns 32–33. For Strathclyde, my Department currently has some 5,100 service and 6,200 civilan personnel based there. A breakdown by Scottish region of jobs in the defence industry is not available.