§ Mr. Fallon
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will estimate the number of Scottish service men and service women normally resident in Scotland who are currently serving outside Scotland. 
§ Mr. Spellar
I am replying as this is a matter for the Chief Executive of the Defence Analytical Services Agency. I have asked the Chief Executive to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from Paul Altobell to Mr. Michael Fallon, dated 17 June 1997:I am replying to your question to the Secretary of State for Defence requesting an estimate of the number of Scottish servicemen and servicewomen normally resident in Scotland who are currently serving outside Scotland since this falls within my area of responsibility as Chief Executive of Defence Analytical Services Agency.Unfortunately, the information you require is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost. I am sorry I could not be more helpful on this occasion.