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Armed Forces: Deployment

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of personnel in each pinch point trade in the (a) Royal Navy and (b) Royal Air Force exceeded harmony guidelines for tour intervals in the latest period for which figures are available. (257685)

As I stated in my answer on 26 November 2008, Official Report, column 1521W, it is not possible to identify the tour intervals for individual service personnel who are considered to be in pinch point trades. The Joint Personnel Administration system is designed to identify where individual harmony guidelines, as a whole, are being broken rather than the intervals between tours.