§ Mr. Galbraith
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment, Transport and the Regions how many people are employed by the National Air Traffic Services at(a) Prestwick in Scotland and (b) in total throughout the United Kingdom. 
§ Mr. Mullin
The air traffic control facilities at Prestwick comprise the Scottish Area Control Centre (ScACC), which handles traffic over Scotland and Northern Ireland, and the Oceanic Area Control Centre (OACC), which handles traffic over the north Atlantic to the west of the UK and Ireland. The combined facilities, sometimes referred to as ScOACC, currently employ a total of 532 staff, including 217 controllers. The overall number of UK staff employed by National Air Traffic Services totalled 5,372 at 31 March 1999.