Navy: Intelligence Services

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 31st March 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, with reference to paragraph 13, page 10, of the National Audit Office report, Delivering Carrier Strike, published on 16 March 2017, what steps he is taking to attract service personnel into Royal Navy intelligence roles.

Photo of Mike Penning Mike Penning The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

In planning for the personnel required to enable the Queen Elizabeth Class Aircraft Carriers to fulfil their operational tasking, the Royal Navy has identified those roles and skills where increased numbers in specialist roles, such as intelligence officers, would be required. This has been factored into recruiting and training during the lead up to the in-service date.

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