§ Mr. D. E. Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish in the Official Report the total number of employees at each royal aircraft establishment in each year since 1974, indicating how many were employed by his Department and how many by contractors.
§ Mr. Pattie
The following table sets out the number of Ministry of Defence personnel employed at the royal aircraft establishments since 1974. Comparable records of contractors' employees are not kept.
cleaning. Of these, 672 are currently cleaned by private contractors, and contracts have been let, but have not yet started, at a further 73.