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Reliable information on Royal Navy Reserve functional categories is not held centrally and can be collated only at disproportionate cost. A breakdown by units is shown as follows.

Royal Navy Reserves as at 31 March 2005
Number
Male Officers female Total Male Other ranks female Total

All units

760

230

1,000

1,160

440

1,600

HMS Calliope

40

10

40

70

20

100

HMS Cambria

30

10

40

60

20

80

HMS Caroline

20

10

30

50

30

70

HMS Dalriada

20

10

30

50

30

80

HMS Eaglet

50

20

80

120

40

160

HMS Ferret

50

20

60

HMS Flying Fox

20

10

30

60

20

80

HMS Forward

30

30

80

30

110

HMS King Alfred

80

20

100

80

50

130

HMS President

100

30

120

110

50

160

HMS Scotia

40

10

50

90

30

120

HMS Sherwood

30

10

40

70

30

100

HMS Vivid

30

20

50

90

40

130

HMS Wildfire

30

20

40

30

30

70

Air Branch

160

10

170

190

20

200

Mine Warfare Clearance Diver

10

10

Media Relations

30

40

70

Source: RNR database

Royal Navy Reserves as at 31 March 2006
Number
Male Officers female Total Male Other ranks female Total

All units

770

210

980

1,050

360

1,410

HMS Calliope

30

10

40

70

20

80

HMS Cambria

30

10

30

40

20

60

HMS Caroline

20

10

20

50

20

70

HMS Dalriada

20

10

30

50

20

70

HMS Eaglet

50

20

70

100

30

140

HMS Ferret

50

10

60

HMS Flying Fox

30

30

50

20

60

HMS Forward

30

30

60

20

80

HMS King Alfred

90

20

100

70

40

110

HMS President

100

30

120

110

40

160

HMS Scotia

40

10

40

80

30

110

HMS Sherwood

40

40

60

30

90

HMS Vivid

30

20

50

80

30

120

HMS Wildfire

30

20

50

30

20

50

Air Branch

160

10

170

180

20

200

Mine Warfare Clearance Diver

20

20

Media Relations

40

30

70

Source: RNR database

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Reservists

Mr. Walker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will take steps to compensate and support small and medium-sized enterprises with key members of staff serving as called up reservists fulfilling long-term postings; and if he will make a statement. [87914]

Mr. Watson: The Reserve Forces Act 1996 allows payments to Reservists and/or their employers when the former are called out into permanent service. The detailed regulations are set out in a Statutory Instrument (SI 859), which came into force in April 2005.

Under these regulations employers can claim up to £110 per day (approximately £40,000 per year) to cover certain additional costs arising from their employee’s absence. Employers may also claim certain one-off costs such as agency fees and re-training costs.


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