HC Deb 01 February 2002 vol 379 c601W
Angus Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the staff budget is for DERA in(a) the UK and (b) Scotland; what the value of DERA's total assets is; and what percentage of the assets are in Scotland; [32458]

(2) how many people are employed by DERA; and how many of these are based in Scotland. [32448]

Dr. Moonie

As part of the public-private partnership for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), the DERA Trading Fund Agency was disestablished on 1 July 2001. From its constituent parts two new organisations were created: QinetiQ plc, a wholly Government owned company, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), an agency of the MOD.

At 1 January 2002, Dstl employed 3,037 staff in total. Of these, 54 were employed in Scotland. Dstl's current staff budget is £102.7 million of which £1.2 million relates to Scotland. The total value of Dstl assets at end of January 2002 amounted to some £257 million, with just over £0.5 million of this in Scotland, which represents some 0.2 per cent. of the total Dstl assets.

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