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Armed Forces

Defence written question – answered on 8th November 2011.

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Photo of Bridget Phillipson Bridget Phillipson Labour, Houghton and Sunderland South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel have extended their terms of service since 7 May 2010.

Photo of Andrew Robathan Andrew Robathan The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The information requested is not held centrally in the format requested; however, data on the extension of service where it is available is as follows.

3,055 members of the RAF have extended their terms of service since 7 May 2010.

From 2010 to date, the naval service has offered extensions of service to 333 personnel. Data on whether these offers were accepted is not held centrally.

Data for the Army could be compiled only by examining personal records and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

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