§ Angus Robertson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the staff budget is for DERA in(a) the UK and (b) Scotland; what the value of DERA's total assets is; and what percentage of the assets are in Scotland; 
(2) how many people are employed by DERA; and how many of these are based in Scotland. 
§ Dr. Moonie
As part of the public-private partnership for the Defence Evaluation and Research Agency (DERA), the DERA Trading Fund Agency was disestablished on 1 July 2001. From its constituent parts two new organisations were created: QinetiQ plc, a wholly Government owned company, and the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), an agency of the MOD.
At 1 January 2002, Dstl employed 3,037 staff in total. Of these, 54 were employed in Scotland. Dstl's current staff budget is £102.7 million of which £1.2 million relates to Scotland. The total value of Dstl assets at end of January 2002 amounted to some £257 million, with just over £0.5 million of this in Scotland, which represents some 0.2 per cent. of the total Dstl assets.