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Royal Navy

Volume 487: debated on Wednesday 4 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) requirement and (b) actual crew number for each ship type in the Royal Navy is. (253718)

As I stated in my answer to the hon. Member on 13 November 2007, Official Report, column 127W, manning levels of ships are adjusted according to their task. Thus ships undergoing maintenance, for example, would be expected to have a lower level of manning than those deployed on operations. Detailed statistics on these manning judgements are not held centrally.