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Warships

Volume 467: debated on Tuesday 13 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the highest gapped unit percentage was for a Royal Navy vessel in each of the last 12 months; (162831)

(2) what the highest gapped unit percentage was for a Royal Navy vessel in each year since 1997.

Detailed statistics of manpower gapping for Royal Navy ships are not held centrally. Manning levels of ships are adjusted according to their task. They routinely operate gapped posts as a result of personnel being ashore for training, medical, or compassionate reasons, or assigned to higher priority tasking elsewhere.