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 naval service personnel were deployed in breach of the Royal Navy's harmony guidelines in each financial year from 2005-06 to 2013-14.

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

The information is not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

However, information is held on the number of personnel in breach of harmony regulations at the beginning of each month. The table below shows numbers in the Naval Service in breach of harmony regulations on 1 April each year from 2008 to 2014.

Trained UK Regular Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel breaching Navy harmony guidelines

(over 660 days of separated service in a 36 month period)

April 2008

April 2009

April 2010

April 2011

April 2012

April 2013

April 2014

170

310

480

270

170

290

220

%

0.5

0.9

1.4

0.8

0.5

0.9

0.7

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

1. Information provided is based on all Trained UK Regular Royal Navy and Royal Marines personnel breaching the harmony guidelines of over 660 days of separated service over the 36 month period, not necessarily those deployed while in breach of harmony guidelines.

2. Rounding a. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10, though numbers ending in a "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent the systematic bias caused by always rounding numbers upwards. b. For example; a value of '25' would be rounded down to '20' and a value of '15' would be rounded up to '20'. c.Percentages are calculated from unrounded data and presented to one decimal place. d. Italic figures are used for percentages and other rates, except where otherwise indicated.

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