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Gap Year Commission

Volume 460: debated on Wednesday 9 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the Gap Year Commission was started; and how many people passed though it in each year since it started. (136041)

Gap Year Commissions were introduced in 2000, prior to this, personnel were granted a Short Service Limited Commission.

Intake by financial year, of untrained Regular Army Officers to Gap Year Commission is shown in the following table.

Financial year

Number

2000-01

60

2001-02

70

2002-03

80

2003-04

70

2004-05

30

2005-06

40

2006-071

50

1 1 April 2006 to 28 February 2007.