Tuesday, 19 February 2013

Questions (600, 601)

Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

600. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Defence the number of Defence Force deployments, involving personnel, there were to Cyprus, Lebanon, Kosovo and Bosnia since 1 January 2000; and of those deployments, the number of personnel of Private and NCO ranks involved, after eliminating double counting for those who served on more than one tour. [8885/13]

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Aengus Ó Snodaigh

Question:

601. Deputy Aengus Ó Snodaigh asked the Minister for Defence the number of Defence Force deployments involving personnel, there were to Eritrea, East Timor, Liberia and Chad since 1 January 2000; and of those deployments, the number of personnel of Private and NCO ranks were involved, after eliminating double counting for those who served on more than one tour. [8886/13]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I propose to take Questions Nos. 600 and 601 together.

It was not possible to provide the information sought by the Deputy in the time available. My Department is currently seeking to compile an accurate reply and I will provide the information directly to the Deputy once it comes to hand.