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Armed Forces: Retirement

Volume 463: debated on Wednesday 12 September 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the armed forces approaching retirement had applications for extension of service declined in each year since 2000. (154932)

[holding answer 10 September 2007]: The majority of the information requested is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Data are available, however, for Royal Navy Ratings between 2000 and 2005 and are shown as follows.

RN Ratings—Applications for Extension of Service Declined

Number

2000

47

2001

61

2002

57

2003

57

2004

30

2005

38