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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
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star this property hansard heading Armed Forces remove filter
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star this property pref label House of Commons more like this
star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) regular (i) soldiers, (ii) sailors and (iii) airmen and (b) reserve (A) soldiers, (B) sailors and (C) airmen by medical category there were in each year since 2010. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine more like this
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Andrew Bowie more like this
star this property uin 281768 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 2019-09-03more like thismore than 2019-09-03
star this property answer text <p>There are three Medical Deployability Standard (MDS) categories for the Armed Forces. Medically Fully Deployable (MFD) personnel are those medically fit for duty with no employment limitations. Medically Limited Deployable (MLD) personnel are medically fit for duty with minor employment limitations. MLD personnel may have a medical condition or functional limitation that prevents the meeting of all Medically Fully Deployable (MFD) requirements. Medically Not Deployable (MND) personnel are medically fit for duty with major employment limitations. MND personnel are not fit to deploy on operations but may be deployable on UK-based exercises.</p><p>For the numbers of UK Regular Armed Forces and UK Future Reserves 2020 personnel in each MDS category in each year up to 2017, I refer the hon. Member to the answer the previous Minister for Defence People and Veterans (Tobias Ellwood), gave him on 8 November 2017, to Question 110876.</p><p>The attached table provides the number and percentage of UK Regular Armed Forces in each MDS category, by Service as at 1 April 2018 and 1 April 2019. These figures include full-time trained and serving personnel against requirement. This was the deployable population.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Plymouth, Moor View more like this
star this property answering member printed Johnny Mercer more like this
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star this property file name Hansard Extract 8 November 2017, UIN 110876.docx more like this
unstar this property title Armed Forces more like this
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star this property file name UK Regular Armed Forces.docx more like this
unstar this property title Armed Forces more like this
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less than 2019-09-03T13:38:14.357Zmore like thismore than 2019-09-03T13:38:14.357Z
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star this property label Biography information for Johnny Mercer more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Andrew Bowie more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
unstar this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property house id 2 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 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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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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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