Army: Northern Ireland

House of Lords written question – answered on 8th December 2014.

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Photo of Lord Browne of Belmont Lord Browne of Belmont DUP

To ask Her Majesty’s Government how many people from Northern Ireland were recruited to the Army in each of the last five years.

Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Annual recruitment to the Army from Northern Ireland over the last five years is as follows:

Northern Ireland 2010-11 2011-12 2012-13 2013-14 2014-15 (to 31 October)
Regular 250 290 270 200 180
Reserve 190 380 280 90 90

Figures have been rounded to 10. Numbers ending in 5 are rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.

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