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No Royal Navy or Royal Air Force personnel have been reported as absent without leave in Iraq or Afghanistan. For the Army, information on geographical location is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Number discharged following a positive result at compulsory drug testing|
|Year/ Rank||RN (including RM)||Army||RAF|
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The armed forces provided assistance to the civil authorities on two occasions in 2007: in June during the flooding in Yorkshire and Humberside region and in July in the south west.
In June 2007, during flooding in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, approximately 100 personnel drawn from the Army and the Royal Air Force were involved. In July 2007, during flooding in the south west, a total of approximately 1,000 personnel drawn from the Royal Navy and Royal Marines, the Army and the Royal Air Force were involved. This consisted of about 350 personnel deployed at any one time. All personnel were deployed at the request of the Environment Agency, and undertook tasks such as search and rescue, construction of emergency flood defences and the distribution of bulk and bottled water.
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The information is shown in the outturn figures for service salary and wages for 2003-04 to 2006-07 can be found in the departmental annual report and accounts. The relevant information is provided in the following table.
|Service pay outturn (£ million)||Department total resource outturn (£ million)||Percentage of service pay against total outturn|
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many on-duty hours as defined by the Defence Analytical Services Agency the (a) armed forces, (b) Royal Navy, (c) Army and (d) Royal Air Force undertook in each of the last five years. 
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) inflow and (b) outflow of (i) Territorial Army, (ii) Royal Armoured Corps, (iii) Royal Artillery, (iv) Royal Engineers, (v) Royal Signals, (vi) infantry, (vii) Army Air Corps, (viii) Royal Army Chaplains Department, (ix) Royal Logistics Corps, (x) Royal Army Medical Corps, (xi) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, (xii) Adjutant General's Corps, (xiii) Royal Army Veterinary Corps, (xiv) Small Arms School Corps, (xv) Royal Army Dentistry Corps, (xvi) Intelligence Corps, (xvii) Army Physical Training Corps and (xviii) Queen Alexandra's Royal Auxiliary Nursing Corps personnel was in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The following table shows total intake and outflow for Territorial personnel during the period 1 October 2003 to 28 February 2007. October 2003 is the earliest date for which reliable TA inflow and outflow is available.
|Inflow and outflow of Territorial Army officers and soldiers by calendar year( 1, 2, 3, 4)|
|Calendar year||Inflow( 5)||Outflow( 6)|
(1) The data exclude full-time Reserve Service (FTRS), non-regular permanent staff (NRPS) and mobilised TA but includes the Officer Training Corps (OTC).
(2 )The data are based on flows during the period 1 October 2003 to 31 December 2003, calendar years 2004, 2005 and 2006, and the period 1 January 2007 to 28 February 2007.
(3 )The data have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 'five' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.
(4 )Figures are for both officers and soldiers.
(5 )Inflow figures include all inflow e.g. intake from civil life and intake from other parts of the armed forces, but does not include the inflow of personnel returning from mobilisation.
(6 )Outflow figures exclude those personnel who became mobilised.
(7 )Due to ongoing data validation following the introduction of the new joint personnel administration (JPA) system, there is no TA flows information available since 1 March 2007.
|Officer and soldier intake( 1) from civilian life to UK Regular Army( 2) by specified arm service and financial year from 1997|
|Financial year of intake|
|Arm service||1997-98||1998-99||1999-2000||2000-01||2001-02||2002-03||2003-04||2004-05||2005-06||2006-07( 3)||2007-08|
|(1 )Figures show all intake to UK Regular Army including re-enlistments and rejoined reservists.|
(2 )UK Regular Army excludes full-time Reserve Service personnel, Ghurkhas, the Home Service Personnel of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. It includes trained and untrained personnel.
(3 )2006-07 Arm Service split contains 11 months data due to the implementation of the JPA system.
(4 )Denotes unavailable.
(5 )Denotes zero or rounded to zero.
(6 )The total intake figures contain all Arm Services, which includes the Household Cavalry Regiment, Corps of Army Music, the Long Service List and personnel with no Arm Service recorded on their Record of Service. Due to the implementation of the JPA system the Arm Service split is not yet available for financial year 2007-08. Excludes transfers into and out of Arm Service.
(7 )Denotes provisional.
1. Due to the ongoing validation of data from the new Personnel Administration System, Army statistics from 1 April 2007 are provisional and subject to review.
2. The data have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in 'five' have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.
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