HC Deb 31 July 1997 vol 299 c475W
Mr. Key

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list in respect of Abbeywood(a) the number of part-time and full-time employees, (b) the totals of (i) wages and salaries, (ii) national insurance and (iii) pensions in respect of each category, (c) the totals of (1) travel costs and (2) housing costs in respect of all employees at Abbeywood and (d) all expenditure on Abbeywood broken down by category in 1996–97; and what was the total of expenditure listed in (d) as a percentage of that year's total Ministry of Defence outturn. [11597]

Mr. Spellar

The major occupier of the Abbeywood site is the Procurement Executive with 3,999 full-time and 74 part-time employees. Sharing the site is the Ships Support Agency with 754 full-time and 12 part-time employees.

Costs related to the specific categories requested are not readily available and will require further investigation. I will write to the hon. Member with further information when it is available and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.