Tuesday, 14 June 2016

Questions (649)

Lisa Chambers

Question:

649. Deputy Lisa Chambers asked the Taoiseach and Minister for Defence the number of applications to join the Reserve Defence Force; the number who completed the fitness test; the number of those who passed the fitness test; the number who completed the interview; the number who applied for Garda clearance; the number who received Garda clearance and within what timeframe they received it; the number who went on to complete medicals; the number who eventually enlisted and when they enlisted, by brigade and gender, in each of the years from 2014 to 31 May 2016 in tabular form; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [15385/16]

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Written answers (Question to Defence)

I am aware that awaited material as indicated in responses to other similar questions asked by the Deputy are outstanding and the Department has raised the matter with the relevant military authorities. I am informed that the Defence Forces are currently collating the awaited material. It is the intention to provide the awaited material to the Deputy shortly.