Ministry of Defence: Staff

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 20th July 2017.

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Photo of Kevan Jones Kevan Jones Labour, North Durham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many Nepalese citizens were recruited by his Department in each year since 2010.

Photo of Tobias Ellwood Tobias Ellwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

Information on the numbers of Nepali nationals recruited into the Brigade of Gurkhas and UK Regular Forces, by Financial Year (FY), is provided in the following table:

FY2010-11

FY2011-12

FY2012-13

FY2013-14

FY2014-15

FY2015-16

FY2016-17

180

180

130

130

240

250

320

Note: The vast majority of Nepali national intake is to the Brigade of Gurkhas, with only a small number joining the UK Regulars. Numbers are rounded and do not include Locally Employed Civilians.

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