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Armed Forces: Manpower

Volume 475: debated on Friday 9 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of force elements reported (a) no serious or critical and (b) no critical weaknesses against required peacetime readiness levels in each year since 1997. (203719)

We have only been collecting and reporting such information since 2001-02. It has been published in the Department's Annual Report and Accounts and quarterly performance reports for the years since, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of force elements reported (a) no serious or critical and (b) no critical weaknesses against the ability to generate from peacetime readiness to immediate readiness for deployment on operations in each year since 1997. (203720)

We have only been collecting such information since 2004-05 and reporting it since 2005-06. It has been published in the Department's Annual Report and Accounts and quarterly performance reports for the years since, copies of which are available in the Library of the House.