Skip to main content

Armed Forces: Health Services

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Defence Medical Service personnel were based in (a) Scotland, (b) Wales, (c) England, (d) Northern Ireland, (e) Cyprus and (f) Germany in each of the last five years.

Mr. Kevan Jones: The number of Defence Medical Service personnel1 based in each location as at 1 April each year is provided in the following table. The data before 2007 can be provided only at disproportionate cost.

2007

2008

2009

Scotland

260

260

280

Wales

60

50

50

England

6,830

6,900

6,850

Northern Ireland

150

120

120

Cyprus

150

160

160

Germany

610

610

640

Due to ongoing validation of data from the Joint Personnel Administration System all strength statistics are provisional and subject to review.

1 Some Army Medical Service personnel are excluded from these figures as some will work outside of the Army Corps that were used to identify Army Medical Service personnel.

Figures are rounded to the nearest 10. (290781)