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Armed Forces: Manpower

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) how many people have been recruited to the Royal Regiment of Scotland in each year since 2007; (317056)

(2) how many Commonwealth citizens have been recruited to the Royal Regiment of Scotland in each year since 2007.

Figures for entrants to the Regular Battalions of Royal Regiment of Scotland (RRS) as a whole are as follows:

Soldiers

Of which: Commonwealth citizens

Officers

2007-08

220

18

19

2008-09

177

31

13

2009-10

305

58

These figures reflect the numbers who have passed out of training into the RRS. They therefore exclude those who have rejoined the regiment and those who have transferred into it from other regiments.

No Commonwealth citizens have passed into the RRS as officers during this period.