HC Deb 20 April 2004 vol 420 cc435-6W
Miss Anne McIntosh

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) service and (b) departmental civilian personnel are based in the Vale of York. [165095]

Ivor Caplin

Location data for Service personnel are not available by Parliamentary Constituency. However they are available by Local Authority Area. The Parliamentary Constituency of the Vale of York contains part of the Unitary Authority of York, and parts of the local authorities of Hambleton and Harrogate. The total number of Service personnel in these areas as at 1 July 2002 (the most recently available data) is given in the following table:

UA/LA All Services Naval Service Army RAF
York 680 680
Hambleton 2,130 10 700 1,420
Harrogate 2,610 60 2,530 10
1. — denotes zero,
2. All figures have been rounded to the nearest 10. Due to rounding methods used totals may not always equal the sum of the parts.
3. Figures are for UK Regular Forces, both Trained and Untrained, and exclude Gurkhas, Full-Time Reserve Service personnel, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised Reservists.

The number of civilian personnel working for the Ministry of Defence as at 1 January 2004 in Yorkshire and The Humber was 3,140 (rounded to the nearest 10).

This includes permanent, full-time equivalent staff, non-industrial and industrial, including Trading Funds and excludes those on career breaks, long-term sick leave, secondment etc. Reliable data is not available below Government Office Region level.