Thursday, 20 June 2013

Ceisteanna (202)

Peadar Tóibín

Ceist:

202. Deputy Peadar Tóibín asked the Minister for Defence the number of persons employed within the public sector in the armed forces for the five consecutive years for which the most recent data is available. [29740/13]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Defence)

I am advised by the Military Authorities that the strength of the Permanent Defence Forces (PDF) as at 31 December in each of the last five years is as set out in the table.

Year

PDF Personnel

2008

10,408

2009

9,933

2010

9,550

2011

9,438

2012

9,359

The figures above include personnel who were on unpaid leave of absence from the Defence Forces.