§ Dr. Moonie
The table gives details of the number of people employed by the Ministry of Defence in Scotland in(a) 1979, (b) 1989, (c) 1994 and (d) 1999 broken down into (i) civilian and (ii) military personnel.
Year (i) Regular Forces (ii) MOD civilians (a) 1979 19,016 n/a (b) 1989 20,035 12,209 (c) 1994 18,030 11,238 (d) 1999 14,937 9,274
1. The data cover UK Regular Forces and UK based civilian personnel counted in official Ministry of Defence civil service figures. They exclude UK based casual civilian personnel and permanent civilian personnel whose salaries are paid for or reimbursed by other non MOD organisations such as NATO and USAF.
2. Civilian figures are full-time equivalents where part-time staff are counted in proportion to hours worked. Since 1995 the method of counting part-time civilian staff has reflected actual hours worked (on average approximately 60 per cent. of full-time) rather than the notional 50 per cent. previously used.
3. The data for Royal Navy Regular Forces include personnel on board ships in their home waters who are included in the region of their ships home port. The method of allocating personnel to location was changed in 1995 from having a category for location on the record of Service to using the postcode of the unit to which personnel are attached.
4. Location data for territorial forces are only readily available for 1999 for the Royal Navy and RAF and are not readily available at all for the Army. Such incomplete data are of little use for comparative purpose of the PQ and have therefore not been included in the written answer.
It is not possible, without disproportionate cost, to obtain data for civilian personnel prior to 1980. Location data for the territorial forces of all three Services for the dates requested are not available without disproportionate cost.