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Navy: Females

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 11th December 2017.

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Photo of Nia Griffith Nia Griffith Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many women (a) applied for, (b) were accepted on and (c) completed the Initial Naval Training (Officer) course at Britannia Royal Naval College for each course since the start of 2015.

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

The number of female officer applicants for Financial Years from 1 January 2015 to 2016-17 is given below:

1 January - 31 March 2015

2015-16

2016-17

Number of applicants

162

600

553

Notes:

These figures do not include in-Service applicants to the Upper Yardsman and Senior Upper Yardsman schemes, who may have gone on to be successful at Admiralty Interview Board and completed elements of the Initial Naval Training (Officer) course at Britannia Royal Naval College.

The number of women who were accepted on (via the Admiralty Interview Board) and completed the Initial Naval Training (Officer) course at Britannia Royal Naval College for each course since the start of 2015 is given below:

Course commencement date

Successful at Admiralty Interview Board

Completed Initial Naval Training (Officer) Course

February 2015

10

10

May 2015

15

10

September 2015

15

15

January 2016

20

15

May 2016

15

15

September 2016

25

25

January 2017

15

15

May 2017

15

10

September 2017

25

20

Total

155

140

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