Written Answers. - Naval Service Personnel.

Martin Brady

Question:

239 Mr. M. Brady asked the Minister for Defence the number of personnel employed in the Naval Service; and the annual cost of the payroll for the naval services. [28365/98]

The military authorities advise that the strength of the Naval Service on 31 December, 1998, the latest date for which figures are available, was 1,019 all ranks including 21 cadets.

The total annual payroll cost for the Naval Service in 1998 was £23,865,457.