HC Deb 17 March 2000 vol 346 c344W
Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of Army personnel (i) deployed to and (ii) stationed in(a) Kosovo, (b) Bosnia and (c) Northern Ireland in each of the past five years. [114256]

Mr. Spellar

[holding answer 13 March 2000]: The information requested is given in the table:

1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
Former Yugoslavia 3,315 10,489
Kosovo 0 0 4,235
Bosnia 5,468 5,129 4,136
Northern Ireland 15,608 15,308 15,022 14,483 13,517


1. The figures given are at or around 1 April.

2. Information held prior to 1997 only records deployments to the Former Yugoslavia.

3. From 1997 onwards the figures for Kosovo and Bosnia are defined as the UK Land contributions to KFOR and SFOR respectively.

4. The figures for Former Yugoslavia and Bosnia include UK personnel serving in multinational units, such as HQ SFOR.

5. In addition to the personnel shown in the final column, there are a number of Territorial Army units based in Northern Ireland.

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