Navy: Deployment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 28th January 2015.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Conservative, Mid Sussex

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of Royal Navy personnel in each pinch point trade are exceeding their harmony guidelines.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Between 1 December 2011 and 30 November 2014, by operational pinch point trades, those in breach of harmony are as follows:

Number of

personnel

Over 660

days

% breaching

Royal Navy personnel

22,903

99

0.4

Operational Pinch Points

4,112

42

1.0

Minewarfare. Rank: Petty Officer/Leading Hand.

120

<10

5.8

Hydrographer. Rank: Leading Hand.

19

<5

5.3

Tactical Weapon System. Rank: Chief Petty Officer/Petty Officer.

175

0.0

Medical Assistant. Rank: Leading Hand to Chief Petty Officer, Operating Department Practitioner.

20

0.0

Engineering Technician, Weapon Engineer. Rank: Petty Officer.

215

<5

0.5

Strategic Weapon System. Rank: Leading Rate to Warrant Officer 2.

154

0.0

Medical Assistant, Submariner 2. Rank: Senior Rate.

30

0.0

Sensors Submarine. Rank: Able Rate.

113

0.0

Coxswain, Rank: Chief Petty Officer.

20

0.0

Weapon Engineering, Submarines. Rank: Lieutenant.

88

0.0

Marine Engineering General Service - Rank: Petty Officer.

324

<10

1.5

Warfare Specialist (Underwater Warfare), Ranks: Able Rate, Leading Hand and Petty Officer.

195

<10

2.6

Weapons Engineer, General Service, Rank: Leading Engineering Technician.

286

<5

0.3

Marine Engineering General Service - Rank: Chief Petty Officer.

323

<5

0.9

Warfare Specialist, Abovewater Warfare Weapons and Abovewater Warfare Tactical. Rank: Leading Hand.

259

<5

0.8

Chefs - General Service. Rank: Able Rate/Leading Hand.

431

<5

0.9

Marine Engineering General Service. Rank: Leading Engineering Technician.

490

<10

1.0

Able Seaman (Specialist).

361

<10

2.2

Marine Engineering Artificer, Marine Engineering Mechanic and Engineering Technician. Ranks: Chief Petty Officer, Petty Officer, Warrant Officer 2 and Warrant Officer 1.

489

0.0

Non- Critical Royal Navy Personnel

15,742

42

0.3

Source: Defence Statistics (Tri Service) and Defence Statistics (Navy)

Notes:

1) Operational Pinch Points defined at 1 December 2014

2) Non Critical refers to those parts of the RN not defined as Operational Pinch Points/Critical Manning Groups/Manning Pinch Points

3) Numbers less than 5 have been rounded and shown as <5 ; 5 to 9 inclusive have been shown as <10

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