§ Mr. Salmond
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many of his Department's civilian personnel are employed(a) at HMNB Clyde, (b) at HMNB Clyde exclusively on maintaining and servicing nuclear 652W propelled submarines, (c) at HMNB Clyde exclusively on maintaining conventional surface vessels and (d) on work on both submarines and surface vessels. 
§ Mr. Spellar
As at 29 February 2000, HMNB Clyde employed a total of 3,277 civilian personnel.
The Department of Engineering within HMNB Clyde has 198 civilian staff who would be considered to be employed solely on maintaining and servicing both submarines and surface vessels. Due to the re-structuring of the Department in recent years and the flexibility of the workforce that now exists, all would be expected to maintain and service both submarines and surface vessels, to some extent, as might be required.
For the reasons stated above it is not possible to give a definitive answer to the split of tasks between surface vessels and submarines.