§ Mr. Jamieson
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what records are kept of the work and activities undertaken by members of the armed forces during the hours in which they are on duty.
§ Mr. Soames
The chain of command in each of the three services exists to ensure that its personnel are working effectively. Against this background, records of work carried out by service personnel are kept only in certain circumstances. These include reports of aircraft or vehicle maintenance completed; stores records of receipts and issues; and log books of various types, including aircrew log books of flying hours. In addition to this, certain records are maintained of individuals' on-the-job training.