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Royal Fleet Auxiliary: Manpower

Volume 493: debated on Thursday 4 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people under the age of (a) 26, (b) 31, (c) 36 and (d) 41 years and resident in (i) Jarrow constituency, (ii) South Tyneside, (iii) the North East and (iv) the UK have been recruited to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service in the last five years; (277790)

(2) how many people resident in (a) Jarrow constituency, (b) South Tyneside, (c) the North East and (d) the UK have been recruited to the Royal Fleet Auxiliary Service in the last five years.

The Royal Navy does not hold the information in the format requested. However, it is able to provide figures for the residency, which is taken from current address records, of those joining the Royal Fleet Auxiliary by postcodes for the North East. For this information the North East has been identified as incorporating the area from Berwick upon Tweed in the north, Barnards Castle in the west and Middlesbrough/Stockton/Darlington in the south.

Age on recruitment

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Under 26

71

68

34

58

20

26 to 31

19

25

17

15

10

32 to 36

15

15

12

14

7

37 to 41

16

27

11

17

14

Over 41

51

44

58

55

26

Overall UK total

172

179

132

159

77

Postcode DH

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Under 26

26 to 31

32 to 36

1

37 to 41

Over 41

1

Overall total

1

1

0

0

0

Postcode DL

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Under 26

1

26 to 31

32 to 36

37 to 41

Over 41

1

Overall total

0

0

1

0

1

Postcode NE

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Under 26

3

7

1

4

1

26 to 31

2

2

32 to 36

1

1

2

37 to 41

2

1

1

Over 41

1

4

3

1

Overall total

6

10

7

10

4

Postcode TD

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Under 26

26 to 31

32 to 36

37 to 41

Over 41

1

Overall total

0

0

0

1

0

Postcode TS

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

Under 26

3

2

26 to 31

32 to 36

37 to 41

1

1

Over 41

1

1

Overall total

4

3

0

1

1

The figures for 2009 are provided up until 31 May.