HC Deb 08 March 2001 vol 364 c286W
Mr. Alexander

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) Scots and (b) non-Scots are serving in the UK armed forces. [152405]

Mr. Spellar

Examination of available personal records of currently serving personnel1 has revealed the following information: 1Place of birth and nationality for personnel serving in the Naval Service is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. Army details are based on nationality at birth, RAF on place of birth. The figures are for combined trained and untrained strengths.

Army1 12,956
RAF2 5,688
Army3 96,953
RAF 48,221
1 At 1 February 2001
2 At 5 March 2001
3 The non-Scots army figure includes 2,636 personnel with a recorded nationality at birth as 'British' with no further breakdown available.

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