Reserve Forces: Payments

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 12th January 2018.

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Photo of Madeleine Moon Madeleine Moon Chair, Defence Sub-Committee, Chair, Defence Sub-Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, pursuant to the Answer of 7 December 2017 to Question 116555, how many Army Reserve Soldiers who received their annual bounties in (a) April 2013, (b) April 2014, (c) April 2015 and (d) April 2016 qualified for (i) Year 1, (ii) Year 2, (iii) Year 3 and 4 and (iv) Year 5; and if he will make a statement.

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

The number of Army Reserve Group A soldiers and officers who received bounty payments for financial years (FY) 2014-15 and 2015-16 is shown in below:

Total Number of Army Reserve Group A Annual Bounty Payments FY2014-15 and FY2015-16

Year

FY2014-15

FY2015-16

Year 1

1,360

2,280

Year 2

820

980

Year 3 / 4

1,610

1,360

Year 5

10,220

10,360

Total

14,000

14,980

Annual bounty data for the Army Reserve prior to FY2014-15 is not held in the required format and the data cannot be assured. This is due to a combination of changes in the Reserve structure from the Territorial Army to the Army Reserve under Future Reserves 2020 programme at the end of 2013 and a different process for the award of bounties prior to that date. These changes also mean that information would not be directly comparable.

Notes:

Figures are for Army Reserve Group A Soldiers and Officers.

These figures are single Service estimates and are not official statistics produced by Defence Statistics.

Due to the payment method it is not possible to split out Year 3 and Year 4.

For presentational purposes, figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

The payments are for the number of individuals who have received a full or partial Bounty payment for the training year in the period 1 Apr to 30 Jun of the following year; it will therefore not include any late payments.

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