|Previous Section||Index||Home Page|
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many enrolled at the Royal School of Artillery in each year since 1997; and what percentage were graduates broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) nationality. 
17 Jul 2002 : Column 279W
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the recent disturbance in the sovereign base areas in Cyprus; and what steps his Department has taken since July 2001 to ensure the safety of his Department's (a) personnel and (b) property. 
Mr. Ingram: A peaceful protest against construction of a new antenna at the Salt Lake site in the Western Sovereign Base Area (WSBA) on 2 July was later hijacked by a few trouble-makers throwing stones and petrol bombs and setting fire to property. Order was restored quickly by the SBA police with support from military personnel. One SBA police officer was sightly injured and there was limited damage to property.
Following the unprecedented riots of 3 July 2001, public order training and procedures, as well as physical security arrangements, were thoroughly reviewed by the SBA police and British Forces Cyprus. We do not, however, disclose detailed information on security arrangements at defence establishments, so I am withholding such details under exemption 1 of the Code of Practice on Access to Government Information.
|Papua New Guinea||1||2||1||0||0||0|
|Trinidad and Tobago||0||2||0||1||0||0|
|United Arab Emirates||6||2||3||2||7||7|
(1) To date
17 Jul 2002 : Column 280W
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many enrolled for the (a) war studies, (b) defence and international affairs and (c) communications studies departments at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in each academic term since 1997. 
Mr. Ingram: All students who attend the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst complete all modules of the Commissioning course, which includes War Studies, Defence and International Affairs and Communications Studies. For information, the total number of students entering RMAS each year since 1997 is as follows:
|2002 (at July)||495|
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many enrolled at Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst in each year since 1997; and what percentage were graduates broken down by (a) age, (b) sex and (c) nationality. 
Mr. Ingram: The information is not available in the form requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. However the average age on entry at present is 23 years six months, a rise from 22 years six months as the age limit for entry was raised in 19992000 from 25 to 29. The percentages of graduates shown are all British: we do not record whether foreign students were graduates.
|British male numbers||606||552||514||526||629||373|
|British female numbers||112||108||84||119||102||73|
|Foreign male numbers||77||68||60||56||67||45|
|Foreign female numbers||2||6||2||3||0||4|
|Percentage of British males shown as graduates||76||75||76||88||75||78|
|Percentage of British females shown as graduates||84||83||81||87||87||90|
(2) As at July 2002
17 Jul 2002 : Column 281W
Mr. Hoon: The Government's policy recognises that Gibraltar has been and continues to be an important overseas base for the British Armed Forces, and contains valuable support, logistic, communications and training facilities.
Gregory Barker: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list total membership of the University Officers' Training Corps, by contingent, for each year since 1997; and if he will break down the membership by (a) age and (b) sex for each year. 
Mr. Ingram: Membership of the University Officers' Training Corps, by contingent, for each year since 1997, and a breakdown of the membership by sex, is shown in the table. I regret that statistics for age are not held. In light of the fact that most officer cadets are undergraduates, we would expect the majority to be in the 18 to 22 age bracket.
|Glasgow and Strathclyde||155||162||164||156||190|
|Manchester and Salford||169||156||162||166||174|
|Officer Cadets Male||2,490||2,570||2,553||2,655||2,667|
|Officer Cadets Female||1,332||1,344||1,247||1,276||1,308|
Information taken from "The Officers' Training Corps Annual Report 2001".
17 Jul 2002 : Column 282W
(3) Consequent on the introduction of Resource Accounting and Budgeting this figure reflects resource costs.
The Officers' Training Corps Annual Report 2001.
|Next Section||Index||Home Page|