Military Police: Deployment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 26th February 2016.

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Photo of Emily Thornberry Emily Thornberry Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many full-time equivalent personnel employed by the (a) Royal Military Police, (b) Royal Naval Police and (c) Royal Air Force Police were deployed on overseas operations in each of the last six years.

Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The information requested is in the table below:

Financial Year

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

Royal Naval Police

10

20

20

20

20

20

Royal Military Police

430

420

420

470

370

270

Royal Air Force Police

470

490

500

490

450

320

Note: All figures are rounded to nearest 10.

UK Regulars are full time Service personnel, excluding Full Time Reserve Service (FTRS) personnel, Gurkhas, mobilised Reservists, Military Provost Guarding Service (MPGS), Locally Engaged Personnel (LEP), and Non Regular Permanent Service (NRPS).

Overseas deployments are defined as personnel deployed outside the mainland UK’s borders; this includes other countries and British overseas territories.

The figures provided include all military personnel mobilised for contingency operations, wartime operations, United Nations peacekeeping operations and humanitarian operations. Data only includes personnel who are deployed to an overseas location with an assigned country code.

Totals are a count of unique individual personnel. Totals do not include repeat tours and each individual is only recorded once across each stated time period.

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