Service Personnel and Veterans Agency

Defence written question – answered on 20th December 2011.

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Photo of Gareth Thomas Gareth Thomas Shadow Minister (Cabinet Office), Party Chair, Co-operative Party

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence

(1) how many full-time equivalent staff were employed by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12 to date; and if he will make a statement;

(2) what funding his Department allocated to the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency in (a) 2010-11 and (b) 2011-12; and if he will make a statement.

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

As at 31 March 2011, there were 929.3 full-time equivalent staff employed by the Service Personnel and Veterans Agency (SPVA), and 827.2 as at 30 November 2011.

£110.976 million was allocated to the SPVA for financial year (FY) 2010-11, and £111.035 million for FY 2011-12. The increase for financial year 2011-12 relates to operating costs associated with the Armed Forced Redundancy Scheme and the issue of the Diamond Jubilee Medal.

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