§ Mr. Rosindell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the sal iry bill was for civilians employed within the (a) Ministry of Defence and (b) armed forces in the latest year for Nhich figures are available. 
§ Ivor Caplin
Civilian salary costs, including National Insurance contributions, superannuation liability and redundancy and severance payments, for the last Financial Year 2002–03 were £2,584,057,000. This information was published in the Department's Annual Reports and Accounts at Note 2.2 to the acccounts. A copy is available in the Library of the House.