HC Deb 02 July 2003 vol 408 c316W
Angus Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people work for the Strategic and Combat Studies Institute; how many are employed in Scotland; what the personnel costs of the agency are; and how these figures compare to 2002. [119284]

Mr. Caplin

The Strategic and Combat Studies Institute is not an Agency. It is based within the Director General Development and Doctrine at Upavon, Pewsey, Wiltshire And is funded by the Ministry of Defence. As its name implies, its purpose is to encourage debate upon issues of strategy and combat, past, present and future. It does so via the publication of 'Occasional' papers, which are widely distributed to university departments, other Institutes such as the Royal United Services Institute and to relevant bodies overseas.

The Institute is staffed by two people. There are no staff employed in Scotland.