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Royal Irish Regiment

Volume 507: debated on Tuesday 9 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications for an extension to service beyond the age of 55 with the Home Service Battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment were (a) approved and (b) rejected in (i) 2005, (ii) 2006 and (iii) 2007. (321173)

[holding answer 8 March 2010]: The number of approved applications to extend service beyond the age of 55 with the Home Service Battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment in each of the specified years was as follows:

Number of approved applications

2005

5

2006

15

2007

1

1 Denotes fewer than five but more than zero

Note:

All figures have been rounded to the nearest five.

Since the disbandment of the Home Service Battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, the number of rejected applications is no longer held.