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Reserve Forces

Volume 502: debated on Tuesday 8 December 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what savings or efficiency measures are being made from the (a) Royal Naval Reserve and (b) Royal Auxiliary Air Force budgets in 2009-10. (304376)

The budget for training Royal Naval Reserve and Royal Marine Reserve for financial year 2009-10 has been reduced by £0.189 million. The reduction is being managed by individual units.

The budget for RAF Honnington, which runs eight Royal Auxiliary Air Force squadrons, has been reduced by £0.5 million for financial year 2009-10. This has been achieved by reducing the number of training days.

Neither of these reductions will affect bounty payments, or support to current operations.