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Armed Forces: Discharges

Defence written question – answered on 18th July 2013.

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Photo of Penny Mordaunt Penny Mordaunt Conservative, Portsmouth North

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of a) the Army, (b) the Royal Navy, (c) the RAF and (d) the Royal Marines were medically discharged for reasons relating to alcohol in (i) 2010, (ii) 2011 and (iii) 2012.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

holding answer 5 June 2013

Defence Statistics release annual updates on medical discharges in the UK armed forces as an Official Statistic publication. In accordance with the code of practice for the release of National/Official Statistics we are unable to provide the data for 2012 prior to the next statistical release, due on 11 July 2013, as set out in the Statistics and Registration Service Act, 2007.

In the Royal Navy, there were no personnel medically discharged with a principal condition relating to alcohol in 2010 or 2011, and none with a contributory condition relating to alcohol in 2010. There were fewer than five with a contributory condition in 2011.

In the Royal Marines, there were no personnel medically discharged with a principal or contributory condition relating to alcohol in 2010 or 2011.

In the Army, there were no personnel medically discharged with a contributory condition relating to alcohol in 2011. There were fewer than five with a contributory condition in 2010 and fever than five with a principal condition in both 2010 and 2011.

In the Royal Air Force, there were no personnel medically discharged with a principal or contributory condition relating to alcohol in 2010 or 2011.

We have used the term 'fewer than five' rather than giving a specific number in order to protect medical confidentiality.

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