§ Lord MOTTISTONE
asked Her Majesty's Government:
How many officers or men in the categories listed below: (a) are in service with the Royal Navy or (b) have left the Royal Navy or applied for discharge from it during the period 30th April 1977 to 30th April 1978:
- (i) aircraft pilots qualified for deck landing of fixed wing aircraft;
- (ii) Naval air artificers with more than 12 years' service;
- (iii) other naval artificers with more than 12 years' service; and
- (iv) Able Seamen.
§ Lord WINTERBOTTOM
Figures are not available for the year ending 30th April 1978; the latest information for the year ending 1st April 1978 is as follows. The figures for officers or men who left the Service comprehend all forms of discharge including those who left on completing their normal engagements.
Numbers serving at 1.4.78 Numbers leaving the Service in year ending 1.4.78 Applications for premature release (officers)/notices given (ratings) in year ending 1.4.78 (i) Fixed Wing pilots 81 10 15 (ii) Naval Air Artificers with over 12 years' service 627 74 17 (iii) Other Naval Artificers with over 12 years' service 1,791 302 79 (iv) Able Rates 15,541 1,922 2,169
House adjourned at two minutes past eight o'clock.1260WA