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unstar this property date less than 2016-03-17more like thismore than 2016-03-17
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 Ministry of Defence: Pensions more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by how much he plans that his Department's contribution to public sector pensions will increase in 2019-20 and future years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 31664 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-22more like thismore than 2016-03-22
star this property answer text <p>The full valuation of the public service pension schemes will commence in April this year. Following that full valuation process, which will take into account the new discount rate set in the Budget, the new employer contribution rates for the Armed Forces and Civil Service Pension Scheme will be set.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2016-03-22T16:37:18.027Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-22T16:37:18.027Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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unstar this property date less than 2019-07-09more like thismore than 2019-07-09
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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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 Army more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, by what criteria or process her Department chose 82,000 as the optimum number of personnel for the army. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 275137 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2019-07-15more like thismore than 2019-07-15
star this property answer text <p>The proposal for a regular Army of 82,000 emerged from work that followed the 2010 Strategic Defence and Security Review.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Zmore like thismore than 2019-07-15T13:43:46.367Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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479143
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unstar this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Ministry of Defence: Staff 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, by what proportion the number of armed forces personnel and civilian staff employed by his Department changed between 2011 and 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 31285 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>At 1 April 2011, 38.8 per cent of Senior Personnel in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) were Senior Civil Servants (SCS) and 61.2 per cent were UK Regulars at One Star (Army Brigadier and equivalent) and above. At 1 April 2015, 39.2 per cent were SCS and 60.8 per cent were UK Regulars at One Star and above.</p><p> </p><p>At 1 April 2011, there were 480 UK Regular personnel ranked One Star and above; by 1 April 2015 this figure had decreased by 6.9 per cent to 450.</p><p> </p><p>At 1 April 2011, there were 300 SCS personnel in the MOD; by 1 April 2015 this figure had decreased by 5.3 per cent to 290.</p><p> </p><p>The following tables provide the requested breakdown, by year, of UK Regular Strength at One Star and above, and SCS headcount:</p><p> </p><p>UK Regular Strength at One Star and above</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1 April 2010</p></td><td><p>1 April 2011</p></td><td><p>1 April 2012</p></td><td><p>1 April 2013</p></td><td><p>1 April 2014</p></td><td><p>1 April 2015</p></td><td><p>1 Oct 2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>440</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>SCS Headcount</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1 April 2010</p></td><td><p>1 April 2011</p></td><td><p>1 April 2012</p></td><td><p>1 April 2013</p></td><td><p>1 April 2014</p></td><td><p>1 April 2015</p></td><td><p>1 January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>270</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>310</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The strength of UK Regular Personnel at 1 April 2011 was 186,360. The strength of UK Regular Personnel at 1 April 2015 was 153,720. This represents a 17.5 per cent decrease between 2011 and 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD civilian staff (CS) headcount at 1 April 2011 was around 87,000. The CS headcount at 1 April 2015 was 59,900. This represents an estimated decrease of 31.2 per cent between 2011 and 2015.</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 remove filter
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31284 more like this
31286 more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T16:40:56.397Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T16:40:56.397Z
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star this property label Biography information for Mark Lancaster remove filter
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479139
star this property registered interest false more like this
unstar this property date less than 2016-03-16more like thismore than 2016-03-16
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Ministry of Defence: Staff more like this
star this property house id 1 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, by what proportion the number of senior military officers ranked one star and above, and the civil service equivalent, employed by his Department, changed between 2011 and 2015. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 31284 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2016-03-21more like thismore than 2016-03-21
star this property answer text <p>At 1 April 2011, 38.8 per cent of Senior Personnel in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) were Senior Civil Servants (SCS) and 61.2 per cent were UK Regulars at One Star (Army Brigadier and equivalent) and above. At 1 April 2015, 39.2 per cent were SCS and 60.8 per cent were UK Regulars at One Star and above.</p><p> </p><p>At 1 April 2011, there were 480 UK Regular personnel ranked One Star and above; by 1 April 2015 this figure had decreased by 6.9 per cent to 450.</p><p> </p><p>At 1 April 2011, there were 300 SCS personnel in the MOD; by 1 April 2015 this figure had decreased by 5.3 per cent to 290.</p><p> </p><p>The following tables provide the requested breakdown, by year, of UK Regular Strength at One Star and above, and SCS headcount:</p><p> </p><p>UK Regular Strength at One Star and above</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1 April 2010</p></td><td><p>1 April 2011</p></td><td><p>1 April 2012</p></td><td><p>1 April 2013</p></td><td><p>1 April 2014</p></td><td><p>1 April 2015</p></td><td><p>1 Oct 2015</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>500</p></td><td><p>480</p></td><td><p>470</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>440</p></td><td><p>450</p></td><td><p>440</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>SCS Headcount</p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>1 April 2010</p></td><td><p>1 April 2011</p></td><td><p>1 April 2012</p></td><td><p>1 April 2013</p></td><td><p>1 April 2014</p></td><td><p>1 April 2015</p></td><td><p>1 January 2016</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>320</p></td><td><p>300</p></td><td><p>270</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>280</p></td><td><p>290</p></td><td><p>310</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>The strength of UK Regular Personnel at 1 April 2011 was 186,360. The strength of UK Regular Personnel at 1 April 2015 was 153,720. This represents a 17.5 per cent decrease between 2011 and 2015.</p><p> </p><p>The MOD civilian staff (CS) headcount at 1 April 2011 was around 87,000. The CS headcount at 1 April 2015 was 59,900. This represents an estimated decrease of 31.2 per cent between 2011 and 2015.</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 remove filter
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31285 more like this
31286 more like this
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less than 2016-03-21T16:40:56.303Zmore like thismore than 2016-03-21T16:40:56.303Z
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unstar this property date less than 2018-11-14more like thismore than 2018-11-14
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Air Force: Training more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, for what reasons there is a reported backlog in the aircrew training organisation and pipeline run by RAF No 22 Group and its industry partner, Ascent. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 191323 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-11-19more like thismore than 2018-11-19
star this property answer text <p>There have been delays in pilots progressing through flying training, principally resulting from the overall transition between the legacy and the new system. The UK Military Flying Training System is experiencing the biggest transformation in a generation, including the introduction of five new aircraft types and a significant update to the flying training system which will ensure the delivery of our future generation of aircrew.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2018-11-19T17:27:46.96Zmore like thismore than 2018-11-19T17:27:46.96Z
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unstar this property date less than 2015-06-10more like thismore than 2015-06-10
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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: Health more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Army, (b) Royal Navy and (c) Royal Air Force personnel are deemed unfit for active service. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 1787 more like this
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unstar this property is ministerial correction false more like this
star this property date of answer less than 2015-06-15more like thismore than 2015-06-15
star this property answer text <p>The information requested is shown in the table below. The numbers provided include those who are temporarily unfit for duty and under medical care, and those who are medically unfit for service. Both are therefore classed as unfit for active service, as per the hon. Member’s question.</p><p> </p><p><strong>UK Armed Forces personnel </strong><strong>assessed as unfit for duty or unfit for service</strong><strong>, by service, as at 1 April 2015</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p><strong>Service</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Strength</strong></p></td><td><p><strong>Medically unfit for duty or </strong></p><p><strong>unfit for service</strong></p></td></tr><tr><td><p>All</p></td><td><p>144,120</p></td><td><p>1,580</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Naval Service[1]</p></td><td><p>30,060</p></td><td><p>160</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Army</p></td><td><p>82,230</p></td><td><p>1,270</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Air Force</p></td><td><p>31,830</p></td><td><p>150</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p> </p><p>[1] Naval Service includes Royal Navy and Royal Marines</p>
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2015-06-15T16:23:27.06Zmore like thismore than 2015-06-15T16:23:27.06Z
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unstar this property date less than 2017-12-05more like thismore than 2017-12-05
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Exercises more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Infantry, (b) Royal Artillery, (c) Royal Corps of Signals, (d) Army Medical Services, (e) Adjutant General's Corps, (f) Royal Armoured Corps, (g) Army Air Corps, (h) Royal Engineers, (i) Royal Logistics Corps, (j) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and (k) Intelligence Corps overseas training exercises have been (i) held and (ii) cancelled in each of the last five years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 117665 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-13more like thismore than 2017-12-13
star this property answer text <p>The number of overseas training exercises held and cancelled for the Corps requested in the last five years is provided in the attached table. In addition to the exercises shown in the attachment, a number of overseas collective training exercises, which contain elements of numerous cap badges, based upon an Infantry or Armoured Brigade, will have also taken place during the requested period.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
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less than 2017-12-13T15:31:04.607Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-13T15:31:04.607Z
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star this property file name 20171208-PQ Answer Commons Written_PQW_17-19_2017_12737- KJ.docx more like this
star this property title Overseas Training Exercises more like this
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft 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 (a) Royal Navy and (b) RAF ab initio student pilots are training to fly UK F-35 aircraft. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 125339 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>It is planned that there will be four ab initio pilots, two Royal Navy and two Royal Air Force, fully trained to fly the F-35 aircraft on 617 Squadron when it becomes operational in 2018. The Lightning Force's first operational squadron will have a total strength of 14 pilots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 125341 more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T16:04:10.18Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:04:10.18Z
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unstar this property date less than 2018-01-29more like thismore than 2018-01-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
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 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy and (b) RAF ab initio student pilots his Department plans to be fully trained to fly the F-35 by that aircraft's forecast initial operational capability in late-2018. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 125341 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2018-02-06more like thismore than 2018-02-06
star this property answer text <p>It is planned that there will be four ab initio pilots, two Royal Navy and two Royal Air Force, fully trained to fly the F-35 aircraft on 617 Squadron when it becomes operational in 2018. The Lightning Force's first operational squadron will have a total strength of 14 pilots.</p> more like this
star this property answering member constituency Milton Keynes North more like this
star this property answering member printed Mark Lancaster remove filter
star this property grouped question UIN 125339 more like this
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less than 2018-02-06T16:04:10.13Zmore like thismore than 2018-02-06T16:04:10.13Z
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unstar this property date less than 2017-11-29more like thismore than 2017-11-29
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Ministry of Defence more like this
star this property answering dept id 11 more like this
star this property answering dept short name Defence more like this
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star this property hansard heading Navy: Deployment more like this
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star this property question text To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Marines personnel were deployed in the (i) 2012-13, (ii) 2013-14, (iii) 2014-15, (iv) 2015-16 and (v) 2016-17 financial years. more like this
star this property tabling member constituency North Durham more like this
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Mr Kevan Jones more like this
star this property uin 116430 more like this
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star this property date of answer less than 2017-12-07more like thismore than 2017-12-07
star this property answer text <p>The Naval Service deploys away from the United Kingdom throughout the year, to areas such as the Gulf region, the Mediterranean, and the North and South Atlantic in support of UK operations. In addition, operations are also conducted in the UK and home waters. Over the last two years, personnel from 3 Commando Brigade deployed three times on humanitarian aid and disaster relief related operations overseas.</p><p> </p><p><strong>The table below shows the number of personnel from 42 Commando, 40 Commando, and 45 Commando Royal Marines who have been deployed overseas in the last two years.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>40 Commando</p></td><td><p>84</p></td><td><p>20</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>42 Commando</p></td><td><p>7</p></td><td><p>8</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>45 Commando</p></td><td><p>53</p></td><td><p>121</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p>Deployment refers to Military personnel who are deployed on operations for a period of 24 hours or more, excluding all personnel on overseas training excercises and those whose permanent stationed location is outside the UK.</p><p> </p><p>Notes<strong>:</strong></p><p>1. Includes only personnel who have been deployed outside of Great Britain.</p><p>2. Each individual is counted once per financial year even though they may have been deployed multiple times during that period.</p><p> </p><p><strong>The table below shows the number of occasions personnel from 42 Commando, 40 Commando, and 45 Commando Royal Marines have been deployed overseas in the last two years.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</p></td><td><p>2015-16</p></td><td><p>2016-17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Number of occasions</p></td><td><p>13</p></td><td><p>11</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p> </p><p><strong>The table below shows the number of Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel who were deployed in the years requested.</strong></p><p> </p><table><tbody><tr><td><p>Financial Year</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><td><p>2016-17</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Navy</p></td><td><p>4,659</p></td><td><p>5,521</p></td><td><p>4,347</p></td><td><p>4,635</p></td><td><p>3,998</p></td></tr><tr><td><p>Royal Marines</p></td><td><p>1,535</p></td><td><p>1,640</p></td><td><p>1,430</p></td><td><p>869</p></td><td><p>1,040</p></td></tr></tbody></table><p>Notes:</p><p>1. The figures do not include Royal Navy and Royal Marine personnel conducting operations in home waters.</p><p>2. Each individual is counted once per financial year even though they may have been deployed multiple times during that period.</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 remove filter
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less than 2017-12-07T17:52:10.173Zmore like thismore than 2017-12-07T17:52:10.173Z
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