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Stewart Hosie: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many departmental civil service jobs have been relocated to Scotland in each year since 2001. 
Mr. Touhig [holding answer 28 November 2005]: Details of the number of departmental civil service jobs relocated to Scotland are not available, as this information is not held centrally by the Department, and obtaining the data would incur disproportionate costs.
Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans to remove in-service fighting equipment and associated intangible assets from the top-level budget-holder balance sheets to a central balance sheet; and if he will make a statement. 
Yes, this is part of a wider programme to simplify and improve our financial management processes, in order to yield efficiencies and enhance decision making.
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Mr. Gerald Howarth: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence by how much his Department's end of year flexibility was changed under the Treasury's cash management scheme in financial year 200405. 
John Reid: Following the introduction of the Treasury's cash management scheme, the Ministry of Defence's end year adjustment was £25,000 in 200304 (net charge) and £95,000 in 200405 (net rebate). These adjustments were reflected in the carry forwards for 200405 and 200506 respectively.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department were (a) civil servants, (b) contractors and (c) other staff in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Touhig: The following table gives details of Ministry of Defence civilian strength by Full Time Equivalence (FTE) as at 1 April for the years 1997 to 2005. Data for the number of contractors employed over the listed period are not centrally held.
Dr. Cable: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many staff in his Department have been relocated into London and the South East in each of the last five years for which records are available. 
Mr. Touhig: Details of the number of departmental civil service jobs relocated to London and the South East are not available, as this information is not held centrally by the Ministry of Defence, and obtaining the data would incur disproportionate costs.
Mike Penning: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) officers, (b) other ranks, (c) support personnel and (d) administrative staff were employed by his Department in each year since 1997; and what proportion of his Department's budget was attributed to the employment of each group. 
The following table gives details of Ministry of Defence personnel strength for officers, other ranks, support personnel and administrative staff as at 1 April for the years 1997 to 2005. This includes
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Full-time Reserve Service Personnel, Gurkhas, Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service), Gibraltar Permanent Cadre and Non-regular Permanent Staff (NPRS).
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Civilian support staff are the Locally Engaged Civilians and Royal Fleet Auxiliaries, with administrative staff consisting of all other civil servants within the MOD.
|As at 1 April|
|UK Regular Strength1, 6|
|FTRS2, 3, 4||n/a||130||630||(23)1,040||(23)1,600|
|Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service)||4,770||4,620||4,450||4,170||3,840|
|Gibraltar Permanent Cadre||140||160||160||160||160|
|Non-regular Permanent Staff (NRPS)(21)||1,420||1,400||1,400||1,390||1,210|
|UK Regular Strength1, 6|
|FTRS2, 3, 4||(23)1,960||(23)2,360||(23)2,220||1,690|
|Royal Irish Regiment (Home Service)||3,640||3,500||3,410||3,220|
|Gibraltar Permanent Cadre||180||180||180||180|
|Non-regular Permanent Staff (NRPS)(21)||1,140||1,100||1,110||1080|
|As at 1 April|
|Civilians (FTE4, 5)||1997||1998||1999||2000||2001|
|All Civilian personnel||133,530||126,490||123,120||121,390||118,220|
|Manually paid staff overseas||200||200||100||100||50|
|Other Civil Servants||115,260||108,770||105,780||104,020||102,460|
|Civilians (FTE4, 5)||2002||2003||2004||2005|
|All Civilian personnel||110,090||107,580||109,050||108,470|
|Manually paid staff overseas|||||||||
|Other Civil Servants||(26)93,610||91,280||91,310||90,460|
The following table show Ministry of Defence personnel expenditure data broken down for both civilian and the UK armed forces for the same period as above and also expressed as a proportion of the aggregate defence budget.
|Inclusive of non-recoverable VAT at current prices (£million)|
|£ million||Service||Civilian||Percentage service||Percentage civilian|
|Adjusted Defence Budget(29)|
|Using net cash requirement2|
|Using defence spending3|
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