§ Mr. Soames
This is a matter for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency DERA—under its framework document. I have asked the chief executive, DERA to write to the hon. Member.
Letter from John Chisholm to Mr. Robert Key, dated 6 June 1995:In todays written answer the Secretary of State for Defence informed you that I would be replying to your question concerning the number of people currently employed at Boscombe Down since I am now responsible for the day to day running of the Defence 146W Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), which includes the Defence Test and Evaluation Organisation (DTEO) site at Boscombe Down, formerly A&AEE.The numbers of people in their respective categories are currently as follows:
Civilians Military Contractors Others Total 1060 497 450 42 2049I hope this is helpful.