Armed Forces: Recruitment

Defence written question – answered on 1st April 2008.

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Photo of Hugh Bayley Hugh Bayley NATO Parliamentary Assembly UK Delegation

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people from Yorkshire and the Humber were recruited into each of the armed services in each year since 2001.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The information is not held in the format requested to allow the identification of those recruited to the armed forces who originated from a particular region within the UK. It is possible, however, to ascertain the number recruited through the Armed Forces Career Offices within the Yorkshire/Humberside area and these are given in the following table. Please note that figures are not available for RAF personnel before 2003-04 as these were not centrally held. Figures for naval officers are also not included as they are recruited through the auspices of the Officer Career Liaison Offices of which there are six nationwide. These cover too wide a geographical area to provide useful information in this response.

Royal Navy Royal Marines Army RAF
2001-02 282 114 1,334
2002-03 300 92 1,509
2003-04 206 84 1,301 297
2004-05 192 65 1,015 191
2005-06 178 101 1,110 156
2006-07 178 70 1,386 206
2007-08 (as at 25 March) 170 65 1,210 259

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