Armed Forces: Redundancy

Defence written question – answered on 3rd September 2012.

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Photo of Jim Murphy Jim Murphy Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the level of skills lost from having made redundant service personnel with experience of serving in Afghanistan.

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

Service personnel selected for redundancy have been chosen to reflect those ranks and specialisations which manpower planning indicates will be surplus as the armed forces reduce to their post-strategic defence and security review size.

Individuals have been selected for redundancy by single service boards, whose remit has included ensuring that those who remain will provide the best fit of skills, experience and competences to meet the future needs of the armed forces.

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