Mr G B D Mc Intosh (Cope) to ask the Minister of Defence and Military Veterans:
(1) Whether she intends transferring 350 Defence Force personnel to the Department of Home Affairs; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) what are the terms of this transfer, (b) when was it agreed upon, (c) when will the transfer take place and (d) under what conditions are these personnel being transferred;
(2) whether the Defence Force personnel was invited to apply for these transfers; if not, why not; if so, (a) how many personnel applied, (b) what were the criteria for acceptance, (c) how many personnel are under (i) 30 and (ii) 40 years of age and (d) what is the (i) race, (ii) gender and (iii) rank of the personnel who are being transferred? NW3868E
Discussions have been held between at the level of the officials of the two Departments. However, Ministerial authority has not as yet been granted to finalise this.