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star this property date less than 2014-03-27more like thismore than 2014-03-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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star this property answering dept sort name Defence more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) junior entry and (b) standard entry soldiers enlisted in the Army in 2012-13; and how many such people left before completing Phase 2 training. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 194162 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-04-03more like thismore than 2014-04-03
star this property answer text <p>The minimum age for enlisting in the Army is 16 and those between the ages of 16 and 17, or in some cases 17.5, are trained as Junior Entry. The remainder are trained as Standard Entry. Those who commenced training in either the Junior Entry or Senior Entry cohorts in 2012-13, and of those who subsequently discharged prior to completing Phase 2 training are shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>Enlisted</p></td><td><p>Discharged</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Junior Entry</p></td><td><p>1,550</p></td><td><p>290</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Standard Entry</p></td><td><p>7,810</p></td><td><p>1,750</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>Individuals may withdraw or be discharged for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Personnel under 18 have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces if they wish to leave.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Zmore like thismore than 2014-04-03T12:00:00.00Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-10-27more like thismore than 2016-10-27
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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 Ministry of Defence: Apprentices more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many apprenticeships have been created in his Department in each region in each of the last five years; and how many participants in those apprenticeships subsequently secured a job within the Civil Service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 50804 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 2016-11-04more like thismore than 2016-11-04
star this property answer text <p>This information is not held in the format requested. The Cabinet Office is currently coordinating a detailed data collection from across Government including the apprenticeship type, region of work, as well as demographic data and socio-economic background. This will allow the Civil Service to report on its contribution towards the national target. Information on the number of apprenticeships created in the Ministry of Defence in each of the last five years is shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of Apprenticeships</p></td><td><p>55</p></td><td><p>68</p></td><td><p>121</p></td><td><p>181</p></td><td><p>346</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>In addition, the Armed Forces are the biggest provider of apprenticeships within the UK. Completion rates for Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships in the Armed Forces by Academic Year for 2011-12 and 2012-13 are shown below.</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Level 2 Apprenticeships - 1 August 2011- 31 July 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Level 2 Apprenticeships - 1 August 2012- 31 July 2013</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Level 3 Apprenticeships - 1 August 2011- 31 July 2012</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Level 3 Apprenticeships - 1 August 2012- 31 July 2013</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Army</strong></p></td><td><p>4,507</p></td><td><p>3,116</p></td><td><p>1,682</p></td><td><p>1,763</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Royal Navy</strong></p></td><td><p>2,182</p></td><td><p>2,006</p></td><td><p>339</p></td><td><p>334</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Royal Air Force</strong></p></td><td><p>764</p></td><td><p>693</p></td><td><p>665</p></td><td><p>618</p></td></tr><tr><td><p><strong>Total</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>7,864*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>5,891*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>3,134*</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>2,893*</strong></p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>*total numbers include apprenticeships completed by Service personnel.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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less than 2016-11-04T13:52:29.377Zmore like thismore than 2016-11-04T13:52:29.377Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2016-01-04more like thismore than 2016-01-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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: Furs more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many bearskins and other associated headgear containing real fur his Department purchased in each of the last 10 years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 20778 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-01-12more like thismore than 2016-01-12
star this property answer text <p>The Ministry of Defence (MOD) does not buy bear pelts; it buys ceremonial caps direct from suppliers who source pelts from animals culled as part of a programme to manage the wild population licensed by the Canadian government. Animal welfare standards relating to the bear cull are a matter for the Canadian government.</p><br /> <br /><p>The MOD also purchases coney skin (rabbit fur) for the Royal Engineers’ and Royal Signals’ busby and fox fur for the Royal Horse Artillery, Kings Troop Officers’ busby. The current contract requires a commitment to sustainable procurement.</p><br /><p>Depending on usage and maintenance, bearskin busbys can last for up to 50 years. The coney skin and fox fur busbys have indefinite lifespans if properly maintained.</p><br /><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of Bearskin Busby Headgear (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of Coney Skin Busby Headgear (£)</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Cost of Fox </strong><strong>Fur Busby Headgear(£)</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>1,532</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1,472</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>31,319</p></td><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>9,173</p></td><td><p>406</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>148,891</p></td><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>131,886</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>90,822</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>126,087</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>1,779</p></td><td><p>861</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>65,108</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>136,671</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>10,257</p></td><td><p>1,899</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>149,379</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2,558</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /><p>All figures are rounded to the nearest pound.</p><br /><br /><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Calendar Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Bearskin Busby Headgear</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Financial Year</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Coney Skin Busby Headgear</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number of Busby Headgear made of Fox Fur </strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2005</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td><td><p>2005-06</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2006</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td><td><p>2006-07</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2007</p></td><td><p>Not held</p></td><td><p>2007-08</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2008</p></td><td><p>35</p></td><td><p>2008-09</p></td><td><p>22</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2009</p></td><td><p>195</p></td><td><p>2009-10</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>158</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>99</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>126</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>4</p></td><td><p>1</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>63</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>0</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2014</p></td><td><p>127</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td><td><p>20</p></td><td><p>2</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>2015</p></td><td><p>122</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>5</p></td><td><p>0</p></td></tr></tbody></table><br /> <br /><p>Historically the MOD has undertaken a number of trials on synthetic alternatives to bear skin but none of these matched the properties of the natural material. No trialling has taken place since 2007. Information about costs of these trials is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. In 2012 the Ministry of Defence loaned a sample bearskin to the animal rights organisation, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, to aid its research and development programme on a synthetic alternative.</p><br /><p>There has been no research and development carried out to find a synthetic alternative to coney skin or fox fur.</p><br />
star this property answering member constituency Ludlow more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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20779 more like this
20780 more like this
20781 more like this
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less than 2016-01-12T17:34:26.31Zmore like thismore than 2016-01-12T17:34:26.31Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mr Philip Dunne more like this
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2014-10-29more like thismore than 2014-10-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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 War Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many claimants of the War Pensions Scheme in each age group receive (a) the Allowance for a Lowered Standard of Occupation and (b) the Unemployability Supplement. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 212425 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-11-06more like thismore than 2014-11-06
star this property answer text <p>The attached table shows the number of recipients of the Allowance for Lower Standard of Occupation (ALSO) and the Unemployability Supplement (UnSupp) under the War Pension Scheme, by age group, as at 31 March 2014 (the latest date for which data are available).</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Recipients of ALSO and UnSupp, by age group, as at 31 March 2014, numbers<sup>1</sup></p><p> </p><p> </p><p>Source: War Pensions Computer System (WPCS), Defence Business Services</p><p>In line with Defence Statistics' Rounding Policy, all figures of five or more have been rounded to the nearest 5 and figures fewer than five have been suppressed and marked ~.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-11-06T17:32:49.8292801Zmore like thismore than 2014-11-06T17:32:49.8292801Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property file name 20141106 - Table for answer 212425.doc more like this
star this property title Allowance for Lower Standard of Occupation more like this
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star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-01-19more like thismore than 2015-01-19
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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: Discharges more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many early service leavers from the Infantry enlisted (a) under and (b) over the age of 18 in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 221203 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-01-26more like thismore than 2015-01-26
star this property answer text <p>The number of early service leavers from the Infantry is shown in the following table:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td> </td><td colspan="5"><p>Calendar Year</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Age on Entry</p></td><td><p>2010</p></td><td><p>2011</p></td><td><p>2012</p></td><td><p>2013</p></td><td><p>1st Jan 14 to 30th Nov 14</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 18</p></td><td><p>670</p></td><td><p>620</p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>360</p></td><td><p>320</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18 and Over</p></td><td><p>1,110</p></td><td><p>1,410</p></td><td><p>1,160</p></td><td><p>920</p></td><td><p>700</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>Notes:</strong></p><p>The figures are for Trained and Untrained Regular Army Other Ranks and Officers and therefore excludes all Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.</p><p> </p><p>The figures are for those individuals who left the Army with an Infantry Arm/Service recorded on the Joint Personnel Administration System (JPA) at the point they left. It is possible that a small number of those contained within the figures above were assigned to a non-Infantry Arm/Service when joining the Army, and then subsequently at some point in their Army career transferred to the Infantry.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 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 constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-01-26T17:03:37.49Zmore like thismore than 2015-01-26T17:03:37.49Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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unstar this property label Biography information for Alex Cunningham remove filter
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star this property registered interest false more like this
star this property date less than 2015-02-09more like thismore than 2015-02-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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 War Pensions more like this
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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 people are in receipt of a war disablement pension in (a) England, (b) Wales, (c) Scotland and (d) Northern Ireland. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 223834 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 2015-02-12more like thismore than 2015-02-12
star this property answer text <p>The number of recipients of war disablement pensions in England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, can be found below:</p><p> </p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Country</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Number</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>England</p></td><td><p>89,450</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Wales</p></td><td><p>6,925</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Scotland</p></td><td><p>11,890</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Northern Ireland</p></td><td><p>3,680</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Other UK</p></td><td><p>340</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>UK Unknown</p></td><td><p>345</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Not Known</p></td><td><p>135</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Total</p></td><td><p>112,765</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Notes:</p><p>1. Other UK includes Isle of Man and Channel Islands.</p><p>2. In line with Defence Statistics’ Rounding Policy, all figures of five or more have been rounded to the nearest 5. Due to rounding, the figures provided may not sum to totals.</p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
star this property grouped question UIN 223822 more like this
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less than 2015-02-12T17:09:13.207Zmore like thismore than 2015-02-12T17:09:13.207Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-03-09more like thismore than 2015-03-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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unstar 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: Qualifications more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many requests were made by military personnel to study for GCSE exams in 2014; and how many such requests were granted. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 226714 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-03-16more like thismore than 2015-03-16
star this property answer text <p>The Department offers Service personnel the opportunity to study for International (General Certificate of Secondary Education) (IGCSE) examinations as opposed to GCSE examinations, since these are better suited to the work and life of Service personnel. The IGCSE does not involve coursework, instead candidates sit an extra paper. The IGCSE qualification is recognised world-wide.</p><p> </p><p>In 2014, there were 1,763 applications from Armed Forces personnel for the IGCSE examinations. All applications were granted, although this does not mean that every candidate sat the exam.</p><p> </p><p>These figures represent only those applicants who planned to have IGCSEs through Cambridge International Examinations.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2015-03-16T17:33:01.437Zmore like thismore than 2015-03-16T17:33:01.437Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-08-29more like thismore than 2014-08-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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: Absence Without Leave more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers were recorded as AWOL in each of the last five years; and how many such soldiers were aged (a) 18, (b) 19 and (c) 21 years at the time of going absent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
star this property uin 207407 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 2014-09-03more like thismore than 2014-09-03
star this property answer text <p>Absent Without Leave (AWOL) information is recorded by the Royal Military Police on their REDCAP system. The number of soldiers recorded as AWOL in each of the last five completed calendar years is:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td>Year</td><td>2009</td><td>2010</td><td>2011</td><td>2012</td><td>2013</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>2,135</td><td>1,991</td><td>1,457</td><td>1,062</td><td>815</td></tr></tbody></table><p>Each incidence of AWOL is recorded as a separate entry. As such if an individual has been AWOL three times during a year this will be recorded as three separate instances of AWOL.</p><p> </p><p>To provide the age of each individual would require a manual check of every AWOL record and as such could be provided only at disproportionate cost.</p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p><p> </p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Broxtowe more like this
star this property answering member printed Anna Soubry more like this
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less than 2014-09-03T13:44:40.8670235Zmore like thismore than 2014-09-03T13:44:40.8670235Z
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star this property label Biography information for Anna Soubry more like this
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star this property date less than 2014-06-04more like thismore than 2014-06-04
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 remove filter
unstar 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
star this property house id 1 more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many soldiers who enlisted in the Army aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and above dropped out before completing phase two training in the last 10 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2014-06-12more like thismore than 2014-06-12
star this property answer text <p>‘Enlistment' has been interpreted as those who joined the untrained strength, for example those that begin Phase 1 training. Totals for the period between 1 April 2004 and 31 March 2014 are shown below:<br><br></p><table><tbody><tr><td>Age on Entry</td><td>Untrained Strength</td></tr><tr><td> </td><td>Intake Outflow</td></tr><tr><td>Under 18</td><td>35,190 12,300</td></tr><tr><td>18 and over</td><td>64,950 17,250</td></tr><tr><td>Unknown</td><td>430 430</td></tr><tr><td>Total</td><td>100,570 29,980</td></tr></tbody></table><p><br>Source: Defence Statistics (Army). <br><br>Personnel may leave the Army for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Those who join-up under 18 years of age have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces within six months if they feel they are unsuited to service life. <br><br>The figures in the table exclude Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.<br><br>Where an individual's entry date is blank on the records, the age on entry has not been able to be calculated and is shown as ‘unknown'. <br><br>Figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in ‘5' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. Totals and sub-totals have been rounded separately and so may not be the sum of their parts.</p>
star this property answering member constituency Rayleigh and Wickford more like this
star this property answering member printed Mr Mark Francois more like this
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star this property date less than 2015-09-04more like thismore than 2015-09-04
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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 soldiers who enlisted in the army aged (a) under 18 and (b) 18 years and above dropped out before completing Phase Two training in each of the last five financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency Stockton North more like this
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Alex Cunningham more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2015-09-10more like thismore than 2015-09-10
star this property answer text <p>The number of soldiers enlisting within the last five financial years who have since left the Army on voluntary or compulsory grounds before completion of their Phase Two training is as follows:</p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Regular Soldier Outflow</p><p>(by year of enlistment)</p></td><td><p>2010-11</p></td><td><p>2011-12</p></td><td><p>2012-13</p></td><td><p>2013-14</p></td><td><p>2014-15</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Under 18</p></td><td><p>660</p></td><td><p>870</p></td><td><p>560</p></td><td><p>420</p></td><td><p>300</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>18 and over</p></td><td><p>1,480</p></td><td><p>2,040</p></td><td><p>1,660</p></td><td><p>950</p></td><td><p>1,060</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Personnel may leave the Army for a number of reasons, including medical and fitness factors, disciplinary reasons, or voluntary withdrawal. Those who enlist under 18 years of age have a statutory right to discharge from the Armed Forces within six months if they feel they are unsuited to Service life.</p><p> </p><p>Some personnel who enlisted in the periods in question are still undertaking Phase Two training so totals for later years are not yet complete.</p><p> </p><p>The figures in the table exclude Gurkhas, Royal Gibraltar Regiment, Military Provost Guard Service, Full Time Reserve Service, Mobilised Reserves, Army Reserve and all other Reserves.</p><p> </p><p>Figures have been rounded to 10.</p><p> </p><p> </p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster more like this
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