Written Answers. - Defence Forces Statistics.

127.

asked the Minister for Defence the numbers, by rank, of members of (a) the Permanent Defence Forces and (b) the Reserve Defence Forces, promoted to higher rank since 30 March 1987; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Limerick West): The numbers, by rank, of members of (a) the Permanent Defence Force and (b) the Reserve Defence Force, promoted to a higher rank since 30 March 1987, are as set out in the following schedule.

Numbers of Permanent Defence Force and Reserve Defence Force Promotions since 30 January 1987.

Permanent Defence Force

Reserve Defence Force

(A) Officers:

Brigadier-General to Major-General

1

Colonel to Brigadier-General

2

Lieutenant-Colonel to Colonel

1

Commandant to Lieutenant-Colonel

3

Captain to Commandant

11

2

Lieutenant to Captain

7

25

Second-Lieutenant to Lieutenant

4

49

Appointed as Second-Lieutenants

28 (Cadets)

38

N.C.Os commissioned as Second-Lieutenant and promoted to Acting-Lieutenant on same date.

17

Naval Service NCO commissioned as Sub-Lieutenant

1

(B) Non-Commissioned Officers:

Battalion Quartermaster-Sergeant to Sergeant-Major

1

Company-Sergeant to Sergeant-Major

2

Company Quartermaster-Sergeant to Battalion Quartermaster-Sergeant

2

1

Sergeant to Company-Sergeant

16

1

Sergeant to Company Quartermaster-Sergeant

15

20

Corporal to Sergeant

51

70

Private to Corporal

260

62

128.

asked the Minister for Defence the numbers, by rank, of the First Line Reserve as at 30 September in each of the years 1968, 1978, 1985, 1986 and 1987; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

, Limerick West): The information required is contained in the following schedule.

Reserve First Line

Strength as on

Lt. Gen

Maj Gen

Brig Gen

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/LT

Total Officers

SM

BQMS

COY SGT

CQMS

SGTS

CPLS

Total NCOs

Total

30 September 1968

1

2

39

324

62

4

432

2

2

125

191

320

1,309

2,061

30 September 1978

1

1

20

95

13

2

132

1

39

51

91

229

452

30 September 1985

3

37

76

10

126

5

1

41

86

133

909

1,168

30 September 1986

3

40

79

9

131

4

1

43

84

132

836

1,099

30 September 1987

7

43

80

8

138

4

1

45

80

130

598

866

129.

asked the Minister for Defence the various rates of gratuities for members of the First Line Reserve since 1946; the amount and numbers paid in the years 1968, 1969, 1978, 1979, 1985, 1986 and to 30 September 1987; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Limerick West): The rates of gratutity and the amounts and numbers paid in each of the years from 1985 onwards are set out in the following statements.

The present arrangements for payment of the gratuities are regarded as suitable.

Rates of Gratuities Payable to Officers of the First Line Reserve

Year

Where a period of not less than 21 days' annual training is completed

Where a period of 14 days' or more but less than 21 days' is completed

Where a period of less than 14 days' is completed

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2nd Lt

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2nd Lt

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2nd Lt

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

WEF 1/1/46

100 0 0

90 0 0

75 0 0

50 0 0

30 0 0

20 0 0

66 13 4

60 0 0

50 0 0

33 6 8

20 0 0

13 6 8

33 6 8

30 0 0

25 0 0

16 13 4

10 0 0

6 13 4

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

WEF 1/1/71

110.00

110.00

110.00

75.00

50.00

50.00

73.50

73.50

73.50

50.00

33.50

33.50

37.00

37.00

37.00

25.00

17.00

17.00

WEF 1/1/78

270.00

270.00

270.00

184.00

123.00

123.00

180.00

180.00

180.00

123.00

82.00

82.00

91.00

91.00

91.00

61.00

42.00

42.00

WEF 1/1/80

338.00

338.00

338.00

230.00

154.00

154.00

225.00

225.00

225.00

154.00

103.00

103.00

114.00

114.00

114.00

76.00

53.00

53.00

WEF 1/1/81

392.00

392.00

392.00

267.00

179.00

179.00

261.00

261.00

261.00

179.00

119.00

119.00

132.00

132.00

132.00

88.00

61.00

61.00

Rates of Gratuities Payable to Men of the First Line Reserve

Year

Where a period of not less than 21 days' annual training is completed

Where a period of not less than 14 days'annual training is completed

Where a period of 14 days' or more but less than 21 days' is completed

Where a period of less than 14 days' is completed

Coy — SgtB.Q.M.S.Sgt—Major

C.Q.M.S.

Cpl Sgt

PTE

Coy-SgtB.Q.M.S.Sgt-Major

C.Q.M.S.

Coy-SgtB.Q.M.S.Sgt-Major

C.Q.M.S.

Sgt

Corp

Pte

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£ s d

£

£ s d

WEF 1/1/46

16 0 0

14 0 0

10 0 0

9 0 0

14 0 0

12 10 0

5 6 8

4 13 4

4 3 4

3 6 8

3 0 0

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

WEF 1/1/71

35.00

35.00

25.00

20.00

30.50

30.50

12.00

12.00

8.50

8.50

7.00

WEF 1/1/78

86.00

86.00

61.00

49.00

75.00

75.00

29.00

29.00

21.00

21.00

17.00

WEF 1/1/80

108.00

108.00

76.00

61.00

94.00

94.00

36.00

36.00

26.00

26.00

21.00

WEF 1/1/81

125.00

125.00

88.00

71.00

109.00

109.00

42.00

42.00

30.00

30.00

24.00

Total Amount and Numbers Paid

The amounts paid by way ot gratuities to members of the First Line Reserve and the numbers paid in each of the years since 1985 are as follows:

Year

Number Paid

Amount Paid

£

1985

685

76,241

1986

644

72,140

Up to 30 September 1987

504

28,026*

* This represents 50 per cent of the total amount payable. The balance will be payable in the third week in December, 1987.

Details in respect of other years mentioned are not available.

130.

asked the Minister for Defence the effective strength, by rank, of the Permanent Defence Force as at 30 September in each year 1968, 1969, 1978, 1984, 1986 and 1987; and if he will make a statement on the matter.

Limerick West): The effective strength of the Permanent Defence Force as on 30 September in each of the years 1968, 1969, 1978, 1984, 1986 and 1987 is as shown on the following schedule.

Permanent Defence Force

Strength as on

Lt Gen

Maj Gen

Brig Gen

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Officers

Sm

BQMS

Coy Sgt

CQMS

Sgts

Cpls

Total NCOs

Ptes

Cadets

Grand Total

30/9/68

1

1

35

88

295

442

164

89

1,115

35

31

156

313

1,022

1,487

3,044

4,051

6

8,216

30/9/69

1

36

87

300

432

181

59

1,096

35

30

159

310

1,011

1,484

3,029

3,891

8,016

30/9/78

1

3

36

141

412

410

252

205

1,460

40

42

205

323

1,435

2,348

4,393

8,050

61

13,964

30/9/84

2

2

7

41

136

429

515

316

115

1,563

44

44

274

349

1,731

2,608

5,050

7,186

44

13,843

30/9/86

2

2

8

40

139

444

592

290

70

1,587

46

51

269

357

1,739

2,592

5,054

7,125

31

13,797

30/9/87

1

2

9

34

140

441

596

303

63

1,589

44

53

279

366

1,684

2,671

5,097

6,297

45

13,028