Armed Forces: Complaints

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 7th September 2020.

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Photo of Jessica Morden Jessica Morden Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Joint Committee), Chair, Statutory Instruments (Select Committee), Shadow Vice Chamberlain of HM Household (Whip)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, if he will publish the number of extant service complaints as of 28 August 2020 in (a) the Army, (b) Royal Air Force, (c) Royal Navy which have been ongoing for (i) 0-6 months, (ii) 6-12 months, (iii) one-two years, (iv) two-three years, (v) three-four years, (vi) four-five years, (vii) six-seven years, (viii) seven-eight years, (ix) eight-nine years, (x) nine-10 years (xi) over 10 years.

Photo of Johnny Mercer Johnny Mercer Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State (jointly with the Ministry of Defence)

The requested information is provided in the following table and was current as at 31 August 2020:

Time Period

0-6 months

6-12 months

1-2 years

2-3 years

3-4 years

4-5 years

6-7 years

7-8 years

8-9 years

9-10 years

Over 10 years

Army

180

120

95

35

10

~

-

~

~

-

-

Royal Air Force

75

20

25

~

-

-

-

-

-

-

-

Royal Navy

55

40

20

5

5

~

-

-

-

-

-

Notes:

Figures are single Service estimates and have not been verified by Defence Statistics.

Figures are rounded to the nearest 5 to prevent the inadvertent release of personal data and figures fewer than 5 are represented by ‘~’. Zero is ‘-‘.

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