§ 18. Mr. Bellingham
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland when she next expects to meet MOD officials to discuss military bases in Scotland. 
§ Mrs. McGuire
My right hon. Friend has regular contact with the Ministry of Defence to discuss a wide range of issues, including military bases in Scotland.
In 2000 (the latest year for which figures are available) the total deployment of defence personnel in Scotland was 24,400 of whom 15,100 were service personnel and 9,300 were civilian employees. This represents around 9.2 per cent. of UK defence personnel deployment.