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Redress of Grievance Cases

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many redress of grievance cases have been withdrawn in each of the armed forces over the last 12 months. (68516)

The number of redress of grievance cases that have been withdrawn1 having reached higher authority or service board level between 30 April 2005 and 1 May 2006 are shown in the following table. Records of grievances raised and withdrawn at unit level are not held centrally.

1 The term “withdrawn” describes a complaint that was neither settled nor rejected, but was withdrawn by the complainant before action was completed.

Armed force


Royal Navy




Royal Air Force