Armed Forces: Redundancy

Defence written question – answered on 10th July 2012.

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Photo of Gordon Banks Gordon Banks Labour, Ochil and South Perthshire

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence where the 4,000 personnel recently served with redundancy notices were serving when issued with such notices.

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

holding answer 5 July 2012

The number of armed forces personnel recently issued with redundancy notices is 3,800. The selection of an individual for redundancy cannot be assumed to imply that the post they occupy on the date of notification is no longer required and as such the geographical distribution of redundancy notices is not a valid basis for assumptions about the future distribution of military posts.

The following table details the geographical serving location of those personnel when the notices were issued:

Location Royal Navy Army RAF
England 150 2,010 560
Northern Ireland 100
Scotland 10 100 90
Wales 60 20
Overseas 600 40
Not known 10
Total 160 2,890 720
‘—’ Denotes zero or rounded to zero. Note: Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, except for numbers ending in 5 which are rounded to the nearest 20 in order to prevent systematic bias.

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