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Army: Employment

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 6th March 2019.

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Photo of Andrew Rosindell Andrew Rosindell Conservative, Romford

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the effect of changes in the level of personnel in the army on defence capacity; and whether he has plans to review the financial incentives offered to army personnel.

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

The Army has enough people to perform the operational requirements that help keep Britain safe.

Financial incentives for all Armed Forces personnel are scrutinised and reviewed on a continuing basis as part of routine Ministry of Defence governance processes and as part of the Armed Forces' Pay Review Body (AFPRB) remit. Outside of the AFPRB, the Army, along with the other Services, retain the delegated authority to introduce short-term financial incentives, designed to either incentivise continued service or entry into certain trades. These incentives are kept under review.

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