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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 485: debated on Wednesday 17 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what average length of time a (a) Royal Marine Officer and (b) Royal Marine spent away from home over the latest 30-month period for which figures are available; and if he will make a statement. (243670)

The average number of days that Royal Marine individuals are recorded as being separated from where they are based over the last 30 months from 1 May 2006 to 31 October 2008 is as follows:

Days

Royal Marine Officers

154

Royal Marine Other Ranks

169