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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps he is taking to ensure staff retention in the Royal Navy.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of recent trends in the level of staff retention in the Royal Navy.
Staff retention trends in the Royal Navy have remained stable with between 7.8% and 9.1% leaving annually over the last five years.
The Royal Navy has introduced a number of initiatives to improve retention. These include targeted retention incentives and career extensions along with rebalancing current uniformed roles ashore to sea-facing roles creating better predictability and stability for frontline personnel and their families.