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Defence: Labour Turnover

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 105, tabled on 14 October 2019

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether his Department has made an estimate of the number of workers leaving the defence industry since 2010.

Answered on

21 October 2019

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not collect data on the numbers of workers leaving the UK defence industry.

In our most recent assessment, MOD official statistics showed that MOD spending with UK industry in 2017-18 directly supported 115,000 jobs across the country, and others report that 260,000 jobs are supported directly and indirectly across the sector.