Territorial Army

Defence written question – answered on 27th March 2014.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Labour, Bridgend

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Territorial Army were subjected to summary hearings in each year since 2008; how many such people were imprisoned; what the average number of days imprisonment served was; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The numbers of Army Reserve personnel subjected to summary hearings in each year since 2008 are shown in the following table:

  Number of summary hearings
2008 30
2009 60
2010 60
2011 60
2012 50
2013 70
2014 (as at 20 March) 10

Numbers have been rounded in line with Defence Statistics rounding policy and may not therefore represent the sum of their parts.

The summary hearing procedure is not authorised to dispense a sentence of imprisonment but may authorise the detention of an individual for up to 30 days.

Four of these hearings resulted in punishments of detention and the average number of days served was 14.

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