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Armed Forces: Employment

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the rules are covering the release of servicemen serving in the armed forces to work for the private security sector during the last weeks of service; and if he will make a statement. (132844)

Service personnel leaving the Regular Forces may accept paid permanent employment while on Terminal Leave subject to the requirements laid down in Queen’s Regulations which are available from the Library of the House.

Contrary to my answer of 26 April 2007, Official Report, column 1247W, Service personnel leaving the Regular Forces may accept paid employment while on Terminal Leave subject to the requirements laid down in Queen’s Regulations which are available from the Library of the House. Queen’s Regulations for the Army do however specifically preclude personnel taking up civil employment in an operational area while on Terminal Leave.