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Defence: Scotland

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 131535, tabled on 7 March 2018

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what estimate he has made of the number of defence industry jobs have been located mainly in Scotland in each of the last five years.

Answered on

16 March 2018

The table below shows the number of jobs in Scotland supported by Ministry of Defence (MOD) expenditure with UK industry and commerce. The MOD has only collected and published this data for each financial year since 2013/14, and so it is only available for the past four years.

Jobs in Scotland Supported by MOD Expenditure with UK Industry and Commerce

Financial Year

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

2016/17

Scotland

9,000

9,800

10,000

10,500

Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 100 jobs.

The data is taken from Table 8 in the supporting excel tables to the ‘MOD Regional Expenditure with UK Industry and Commerce and Supported Employment,2016/17’. The full table is available at the following link:

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/684195/Excel_tables_relating_to_finance_and_economics_annual_statistical_bulletin_201617.xlsx

Information on how the figures were calculated can be found at:

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/mod-regional-expenditure-with-uk-industry-and-supported-employment-index