Armed Forces: Merseyside

Defence written question – answered on 30th March 2010.

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Photo of Claire Curtis-Thomas Claire Curtis-Thomas Labour, Crosby

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the answer of 22 March 2010, Official Report, columns 9-10W, on armed forces: Merseyside, how many of the (a) 131,000 young people and (b) 25,000 adult volunteers are based in Merseyside.

Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans)

The following table shows the number of cadets and adult volunteers that are members of the Ministry of Defence sponsored Cadet Forces in the boroughs of Knowsley, Liverpool, Sefton, St. Helens and Wirral in March 2010.

Adult volunteers Cadets
Army Cadet Force 168 1,354
Sea Cadet Corps 268 808
Air Training Corps 270 1,049
Total 706 3,211

These figures include members of the Combined Cadet Forces.

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