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Armed Forces: Schools

Volume 495: debated on Monday 6 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many visits were made by schools presentation teams in each service to (a) state and (b) private schools in each year since 2005. (280819)

The information requested on service schools presentation teams is provided in the following tables:

Royal Navy

Total

State

Private

2005-06

620

n/a

n/a

2006-07

643

n/a

n/a

2007-08

478

408

70

2008-09

511

441

70

Note:

The table does not include data for Wales and the West of England because this information could be provided within the timescale only at disproportionate cost.

Army

Total

State

Private

2005-06

307

288

19

2006-07

336

322

14

2007-08

292

270

22

2008-09

190

177

13

RAF

Total1

2005-06

101

2006-07

96

2007-08

99

2008-09

2293

1 The RAF do not record whether the school they visit is state or private.

2 The Inspectorate of Recruiting Youth Outreach Teams (YOT) was formed in August 2008, which enabled an increase in the number visits from that date.