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Defence Equipment and Support: Staff

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 41718, tabled on 3 September 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many staff are employed by Defence Equipment and Support.

Answered on

13 September 2021

As at 31 August 2021, Defence Equipment & Support (DE&S) employed 10,653 permanent or fixed-term appointment staff (civilian), with 7,892 employed at Abbey Wood. There were 2,761 staff based elsewhere within the UK and 35 staff based overseas.

In addition, there are 1,237 military posts in DE&S with 721 personnel based in Abbey Wood, 470 personnel based elsewhere in UK and 46 personnel based overseas.