HC Deb 18 December 1995 vol 268 c984W
Mr. Hardy

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of pilots, navigators and other aircrew and of ground staff employed at squadron level have spent more than a total of four months absence from their home base in each of the last three years. [5041]

Mr. Soames

The percentage of pilots, navigators, other aircrew and ground crew absent from their home station for more than four months during 1995 is 12.6 per cent., 11.5 per cent., 10 per cent. and 12.9 per cent. respectively. Information for previous years could be provided only at disproportionate cost.