Armed Forces: Religions and Faiths

House of Lords written question – answered at on 1 July 2009.

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Photo of Lord Steinberg Lord Steinberg Conservative

To ask Her Majesty's Government how many members of Her Majesty's Armed Forces are (a) Jewish, and (b) Israeli.

Photo of Baroness Taylor of Bolton Baroness Taylor of Bolton Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence, Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Defence and Security) (also in the Ministry of Defence), Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (International Defence and Security) (also in Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

As at 1 April 2009, 70 personnel in the UK regular forces had declared their religion as Jewish and no personnel had declared their nationality as Israeli.

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