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Royal Irish Regiment: Manpower

Volume 474: debated on Thursday 3 April 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the ratio of female to male soldiers was in the Home Service (a) part-time and (b) full-time Royal Irish Regiment on 1 July 2000. (198731)

A breakdown of the number of male and female soldiers in the Home Service element of the Royal Irish Regiment (HS R IRISH) is not available for 1 July 2000.

However, figures are held as at 1 January 2000 which show that the ratio of female to male within the part-time element of the HS R IRISH was approximately 1:9. The female to male ratio within the full-time element of the HS R IRISH was approximately 1:10.