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unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
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star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
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star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many Royal Navy ships are currently undergoing repair; and how many were out of service for repairs in each of the last ten years. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17522 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17523 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.36Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142449
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Warships: Repairs and Maintenance more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what estimate they have made of the cost of repairing Royal Navy ships currently unfit for action. more like this
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Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
star this property uin HL17523 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>All Royal Navy (RN) ships rotate through planned operating cycles involving maintenance, repair, training, deployment, leave and upgrades. This results in individual ships being at various levels of readiness at any one time in accordance with the long-term operating schedule and operational needs; they remain in service during these periods. These periods are necessary for any highly complex system maintenance and are essential to ensure ships are fit for purpose in the most hostile of operational environments. In addition, the periods provide an opportunity to complete modifications and to fit essential upgrades to systems.</p><p> </p><p>Repair work on individual ships and their systems takes place during both planned maintenance periods and operational deployments. It is our policy to not disclose the readiness state of individual ships as this would, or would be likely to prejudice the capability, effectiveness or security of the Armed Forces. However, currently the following RN ships are undertaking routine docking or their deep refit period and are therefore unavailable for operational tasking:</p><p> </p><p>HMS RICHMOND; HMS DAUNTLESS; HMS PEMBROKE; HMS LANCASTER; HMS SOMERSET; HMS PORTLAND; HMS MIDDLETON; HMS IRON DUKE; HMS DARING</p><p> </p><p>Maintenance of Royal Navy warships is funded through an In Service Support allocation of Naval funds through a Maritime Support Delivery Framework contract.</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
star this property grouped question UIN HL17522 more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:48.407Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Jones of Cheltenham more like this
1142453
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-25more like thismore than 2019-07-25
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are serving full-time in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17527 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 75,230 male and 7,540 female personnel in the full-time trade-trained strength and their untrained counterparts. This population does not include full-time Reserves Service (Home Commitment), Military Provost Guard Service and non-regular permanent staff, of which there are an additional 4,960 male and 260 female personnel.</p><p> </p><p>Full-time trade-trained strength includes Regulars, Gurkhas, and full-time Reserves Service (Full Commitment and Limited Commitment). Mobilised Reserves have not been included in the data, as these are only full-time whilst mobilised. Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:31.593Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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657
star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1141907
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Royal Regiment of Scotland more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17451 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength against workforce requirement for the battalions of the Royal Regiment of Scotland can be found in the table.</p><p> </p><p><strong>Table 1: Strength and workforce requirement of the battalions of The Royal Regiment of Scotland:</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>The Royal Regiment of Scotland</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Strength</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Workforce Requirement</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Regular Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Scots Borderers, 1st Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>267</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Royal Highland Fusiliers, 2nd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Black Watch, 3rd Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>628</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>The Highlanders, 4th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>743</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Balaklava Company, 5th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders)</p></td><td><p>80</p></td><td><p>103</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Reserve Battalions</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>52nd Lowland, 6th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>340</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>51st Highland, 7th Battalion The Royal Regiment of Scotland (incl. band)</p></td><td><p>400</p></td><td><p>468</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p><strong> <strong>Notes/Caveats: </strong></strong></p><p> </p><p>Strength figures have been provided by Defence Statistics, whilst Workforce Requirement is a single service estimate.</p><p> </p><p>Regular battalions will include some Trained Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) (Full Commitment).</p><p> </p><p>Reserve battalions will include Trained FTRS (Home Commitment), FTRS (Full Commitment), Trained Volunteer Reservists and some Regular personnel.</p><p> </p><p>The Highland and Lowland bands are included with the Reserve battalions.</p><p><br>Strength figures have been rounded to the nearest 10; numbers ending in &quot;5&quot; have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:05.527Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141908
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government by how much (1) the Royal Navy, (2) the army, and (3) the Royal Air Force, are under strength. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17452 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction true more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The current strength of the Armed Forces as at 1 April 2019 is give<ins class="ministerial">n</ins> in the table below:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Service</p></td><td><p>Trained Strength</p></td><td><p>Workforce Requirement</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>29,224</p></td><td><p>30,568</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>75,070</p></td><td><p>82,000</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>30,010</p></td><td><p>31,756</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Trained Strength comprises military personnel who have completed Phase 1 and 2 training for Royal Navy/Royal Marines, the Army (prior to 1 October 2016) and the Royal Air Force. Following the change in definition of trained strength for Army, from 1 October 2016, trained strength for the Army comprises of personnel who have completed Phase 1 training.</p><p>The Ministry of Defence remains committed to maintaining the overall size of the Armed Forces and we have a range of measures under way to improve recruitment and retention. The challenge is kept under constant review.</p><p>Importantly the Services continue to meet all their current commitments, keeping the country and its interests safe.</p><p> </p><p>The strength of the Armed Forces is published every three months and can be found in the UK Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:21:39.59Z
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less than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-20T11:14:54.383Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141909
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Armed Forces: Recruitment more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) Royal Navy, (2) army, and (3) Royal Air Force, recruits there were in each of the last five years for which records are available. more like this
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Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
star this property uin HL17453 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The number of recruits joining the Armed Forces in the last five years is given in the table below.</p><table><tbody><tr><td><strong>12 Months Ending</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2015</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2016</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2017</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2018</strong></td><td><strong>31 March 2019</strong></td></tr><tr><td>Tri-Service</td><td>12,980</td><td>13,796</td><td>13,383</td><td>12,359</td><td>12,485</td></tr><tr><td>Royal Navy/Royal Marines</td><td>2,933</td><td>2,997</td><td>3,045</td><td>3,042</td><td>3,143</td></tr><tr><td>Army</td><td>8,165</td><td>8,600</td><td>8,294</td><td>7,217</td><td>6,985</td></tr><tr><td>Royal Air Force</td><td>1,882</td><td>2,199</td><td>2,044</td><td>2,100</td><td>2,357</td></tr></tbody></table><p>UK Regular Forces includes trained and untrained UK Regulars, excludes Gurkhas, Military Provost Guard Service, Locally Engaged Personnel, Volunteer Reserve, Serving Regular Reserve, Sponsored Reserve, and Full Time Reserve Service.</p><p><strong> </strong></p><p>The Armed Forces recruitment figures are published in the Armed Forces Quarterly Service Personnel Statistics at the following link:</p><p> </p><p>https://www.gov.uk/government/statistics/quarterly-service-personnel-statistics-2019</p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T13:36:38.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T13:36:38.357Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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627
star this property label Biography information for Lord Campbell of Pittenweem more like this
1141950
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star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Military Alliances more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government which Ministers have attended discussions within the Five Powers Defence Arrangement in the last five years. more like this
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Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this
star this property uin HL17494 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>Ministry of Defence Ministers have attended the following meetings to discuss the Five Powers Defence Arrangements (FPDA).</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Meeting</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Location</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Minister</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>FPDA Defence Ministers Meeting</p></td><td><p>Malaysia</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Philip Hammond MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2016</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Sir Michael Fallon MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2017</p></td><td><p>FPDA Defence Ministers Meeting</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>No ministerial attendance due to the UK General Election</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2018</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Gavin Williamson MP)</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2019</p></td><td><p>FPDA informal breakfast at the annual Shangri La Dialogue</p></td><td><p>Singapore</p></td><td><p>Secretary of State (Rt Hon Penny Mordaunt MP)</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p>
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:11:02.48Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:11:02.48Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Taylor of Bolton more like this
1141952
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-24more like thismore than 2019-07-24
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Merchant Shipping: Security more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have, if any, to join a United States-led shipping coalition after Brexit. more like this
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Lord Taylor of Warwick more like this
star this property uin HL17496 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>The UK is part of ongoing conversations with international allies, including the US on how best we can ensure maritime security in the Gulf and protect freedom of navigation. This is not connected to the United Kingdom's departure from the European Union.</p><p> </p><p>Freedom of navigation is in every nation's interest; it is unacceptable to illegally seize a ship going about legitimate business in an internationally recognised shipping lane. Any action we take will be aimed at ensuring freedom of navigation is maintained.</p><p> </p><p>We continue to work for stability in the region with the international community, and to uphold the international rules that protect us all.</p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:11:18.5Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:11:18.5Z
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4306
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1141546
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many (1) men, and (2) women, are in the British army. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17414 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were 74,940 male and 7,510 female personnel in the Regular Army and Gurkha population, and 25,400 male and 4,060 female personnel in the Army Reserve.</p><p> </p><p>Notes/Caveats:</p><p> </p><p>The Figures are for trained and untrained Regular and Gurkha personnel excluding Full Time Reserve Service.</p><p> </p><p>Reserve figures are taken from the FR20 population consisting of Group A Army Reserves, some Sponsored Reserves and those personnel serving on FTRS contracts who were previously Army Reservists.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10 for presentational purposes.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:15:20.25Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:15:20.25Z
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4306
star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this
1141547
unstar this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2019-07-23more like thismore than 2019-07-23
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Ministry of Defence remove filter
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
star this property hansard heading Army Reserve more like this
unstar this property house id 2 more like this
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25277
star this property pref label House of Lords more like this
star this property question text To ask Her Majesty's Government how many people there are in the Army Reserve in (1) Wales, (2) Scotland, (3) Northern Ireland, and (4) England. more like this
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Lord Kilclooney more like this
star this property uin HL17415 more like this
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star this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2019-08-02more like thismore than 2019-08-02
star this property answer text <p>As at 1 April 2019, there were an estimated 1,720 Reserve personnel stationed in Wales, 4,140 in Scotland, 1,950 in Northern Ireland and 21,440 in England.</p><p>These figures are based on stationed locations, and not on residence or nationality.</p><p>Figures are taken from the Future Reserve 2020 population, which consists of Group A Army Reserves, some Sponsored Reserves and those personnel serving on Full Time Reserve Service contracts who were previously Army Reservists.</p> more like this
star this property answering member printed Baroness Goldie more like this
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less than 2019-08-02T12:10:19.86Zmore like thismore than 2019-08-02T12:10:19.86Z
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star this property label Biography information for Baroness Goldie more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Lord Kilclooney more like this