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Recruitment

Volume 932: debated on Thursday 26 May 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will publish a list of his Department's recruiting offices in Great Britain, indicating for each one (a) the cost of running the office in 1976, (b)the number of inquiries dealt with in 1976 and (c) the number of people recruited by the office in 1976.

, pursuant to his reply [Official Report, 9th May 1977], gave the following information:They are as follows:

Location

Estimated Cost(£ s) (1)

Inquiries

Recruits

County

Town

Service

1976–77

1976–77

1976–77

CornwallTruroNavy/RAF31,2891,315165
St. BlazeyArmy6,200 (2)40049
RedruthArmy12,81160090
CumbriaBarrowArmy6,82229536
CarlisleNavy24,78751795
CarlisleArmy35,58741793
CarlisleRAF47,3271,37975
WorkingtonArmy14,12520252
KendalArmy-(2) (3)14222
DerbyshireChesterfieldArmy14,54280085
DerbyNavy25,1433,664246
DerbyArmy/RAF66,5512,070209
DevonExeterNavy28,66496998
ExeterArmy39,7181,716178
ExeterRAF47,0811,18990
PlymouthNavy28,318956123
PlymouthArmy/RAF137,5857,861360
TorquayArmy6,22640297
BarnstapleArmy7,24228856
DorsetBournemouthArmy54,2341,563233
BournemouthRAF11,9791,04783
DorchesterNavy24,565867123
WeymouthArmy12,33062669
DurhamBishop AucklandArmy1,13413156
DarlingtonArmy/RAF46,3791,032148
DurhamArmy29,465525149
HordenArmy6,44939043
East SussexBrightonNavy29,6321,215138
BrightonArmy36,419635200
BrightonRAF47,8842,737142
EastbourneArmy9,5649118
HastingsArmy13,68229541
EssexBraintreeArmy7,30714515
ChelmsfordNavy30,1271,121114
ChelmsfordArmy12,62744064
ColchesterArmy11,13051467
HarlowArmy—(2) (3)79066
SouthendArmy39,100 (3)860137
SouthendRAF11,014(3)1,07875
GloucestershireGloucesterArmy/RAF98,5023,095250
CheltenhamArmy12,17445878
Greater LondonActonArmy13,83436574
BlackheathNavy/RAF24,532789 (4)92
BlackheathArmy66,6652,595154
CamberwellArmy8,10091535
CrayfordArmy13,10490156
CroydonNavy27,0481,103111
IlfordNavy/RAF65,9952,547 (4)155
HolbornNavy88,33510,968316
Regent StreetRAF176,9183,77997
NorburyArmy / RAF32,2171,571191
Marble ArchArmy28,59044941
SurbitonArmy36,481447112
StrandArmy90,6372,03277
TottenhamArmy6,42924371
Great Scotland YardArmy—(2) (3)2,48681
BatterseaArmy12,4625457
EdgwareArmy5,600 (3)12835
FinchleyArmy32,73728398
Forest GateArmy39,100 (3)206121
FulhamArmy5,600 (3)16027
HarrowArmy5,600 (3)15331
Hollo wayArmy17,87532955
HornseyArmy5,600 (3)11020
HounslowArmy11,200(3)7969
PengeArmy6,38884961
RomfordArmy17,8741278S
WembleyArmy36,576297123
Greater ManchesterManchesterNavy59,8072,814268
ManchesterArmy/RAF222,6457,3901,081
OldhamArmy18,630461139

Location

Estimated Cost (£s) (1)

Inquiries

Recruits

County

Town

Service

1976–

1976–

1976–

OldhamRAF12,80160251
StockportArmy/RAF19,2821,227189
RochdaleArmy6,46834581
WiganArmy12,52126280
BoltonArmy29,792917208
HampshireBasingstokeNavy/Army19,637563 (4)64
Newport IOWArmy6,92515251
PortsmouthNavy39,5121,213333
PortsmouthArmy41,400(3)606215
PortsmouthRAF25,2521,20182
SouthamptonNavy42,3883,255255
SouthamptonArmy56,267803204
SouthamptonRAF89,4431,936112
AldershotArmy12,050 (3)954131
WinchesterArmy6,000 (3)12934
Hereford and WorcesterHerefordArmy18,87462185
WorcesterNavy20,65452973
WorcesterArmy25,4021,100132
BromsgroveArmy11,23544566
HertfordshireSt. AlbansArmy71,9291,820140
WatfordNavy26,518770130
WatfordArmy/RAF27,8541,096121
StevenageArmy7,04038046
HumbersideGrimsbyArmy22,782507125
GrimsbyRAF12,57782348
HullNavy/RAF77,5032,215208
HullArmy42,700796304
ScunthorpeArmy6,35127176
KentChathamNavy23,8711,06894
ChathamArmy35,350 (3)238181
ChathamRAF71,0431,811102
GravesendArmy6,4165038
AshfordArmy5,600 (3)32732
CanterburyNavy24,613647101
CanterburyArmy/RAF39,2941,415212
DoverArmy11,600(3)50988
MaidstoneArmy12,0156773
Tunbridge WellsArmy5,8476061
LancashireBlackburnAll Services51,6321,910260
BlackpoolArmy/RAF25,4741,119165
BurnleyArmy7,288595122
MorecambeArmy8,65026875
PrestonNavy/RAF73,1882,228193
PrestonArmy49,192595182
LeicestershireLeicesterAll Services126,7574,334501
LoughboroughArmy8,80830059
LincolnshireLincolnNavy24,7611,003131
LincolnArmy35,5881,556152
LincolnRAF63,3541,31394
BostonArmy11,600(3)87470
GranthamArmy7,01265430
MerseysideBirkenheadArmy9,1811,206153
BootleArmy6,492822107
St. HelensNavy/RAF22,915935 (4)142
St. HelensArmy18,91471267
LiverpoolNavy/Army66,4919,559719
LiverpoolRAF108,6914,078211
KirkbyArmy5,90055840
SouthportArmy11,66061247
NorfolkNorwichNavy24,61689198
NorwichArmy38,8412,481161
NorwichRAF49,3192,095204
King's LynnArmy600(3)55041
NorthamptonshireKetteringArmy13,629628S3
NorthamptonNavy26,739523113
NorthamptonArmy38,856822151
CorbyArmy6,94752776
NorthumberlandAshingtonArmy12,99923165
BerwickArmy—(2) (3)

Location

Estimated Cost (£ s) (1)

Inquiries

Recruits

County

Town

Service

1976–77

1976–77

1976–77

North YorkshireYorkNavy/RAF24,496750 (4)103
YorkArmy27,94967290
ScarboroughArmy12,40533152
CatterickArmy-(2) (3)10226
NorthallertonArmy87(2)6421
NottinghamshireNottinghamAll Services194,6683,530520
WorksopArmy3,10621144
MansfieldArmy/RAF18,6571,198170
OxfordshireBanburyArmy7,407131142
OxfordAll Services65,5641,946(4)279
ShropshireShrewsburyNavy/RAF47,3851,319137
ShrewsburyArmy44,2221,260158
TelfordArmy11,31762376
SomersetTauntonNavy/RAF18,553683 (4)87
TauntonArmy14,76084751
BridgwaterArmy7,57771649
YeovilArmy-(2) (3)13952
South YorkshireDoncasterNavy/RAF23,3591,035(4)131
DoncasterArmy32,071793218
SheffieldNavy/Army98,9842,563468
SheffieldRAF54,9952,515123
BarnsleyArmy/Navy27,952465 (4)93
StaffordshireCannockArmy13,22558270
StaffordArmy400(3)32551
Stoke on TrentNavy25,465586123
Stoke on TrentArmy/RAF97,0001,959272
Burton on TrentArmy1,44034047
SuffolkBury St. EdmundsArmy7,74617948
LowestoftArmy6,85028151
IpswichNavy/RAF79,9561,443142
IpswichArmy34,4691,167110
SurreyGuildfordNavy28,093860103
GuildfordArmy/RAF19,0971,676146
RedhillArmy5,91913941
Tyne and WearNewcastleNavy49,3116,939328
NewcastleArmy59,4391,648363
NewcastleRAF87,5752,953168
South ShieldsArmy35,19828085
SunderlandNavy/RAF24,726750 (4)136
SunderlandArmy17,9021,100147
WarwickshireNuneatonArmy11,81945372
WarwickArmy14,14236854
West MidlandsCoventryNavy/RAF36,3001,377157
CoventryArmy42,1061,349210
WalsallArmy12,44944458
West BromwichArmy26,00838862
WolverhamptonNavy/RAF84,4342,031 (4)156
WolverhamptonArmy45,496659101
BirminghamArmy/Navy130,6318,851766
BirminghamRAF83,6963,264154
South YardleyArmy14,25736863
DudleyArmy7,47529185
West SussexWorthingArmy7,42320029
HorshamArmy12,50117133
ChichesterArmy6,45032262
CrawleyArmy-(2) (3)(5)(5)
West YorkshireBradfordArmy/RAF53,2662,060478
HalifaxArmy12,365630111
HuddersfieldArmy/RAF23,3531,062182
WakefieldArmy13,352495129
LeedsNavy/Army120,5684,032585
LeedsRAF75,1352,304188
WiltshireSalisburyArmy31,683889115
SwindonNavy/RAF34,5601,401135
SwindonArmy19,215582101
TrowbridgeArmy5,800 (3)28262

Location

Estimated Cost (£s) (1)

Inquiries

Recruits

County

Town

Service

1976–

1976–

1976–

GrampianAberdeenNavy23,73531136
AberdeenArmy52,34437865
AberdeenRAF53,1521,31260
ElginArmy12,03418145
KeithArmy34414438
PeterheadArmy54313635
LothiansBathgateArmy19,20059580
EdinburghNavy39,7601,861189
EdinburghArmy105,3451,358228
EdinburghRAF76,2152,703163
TaysideDundeeNavy27,56260788
DundeeArmy48,4311,673187
DundeeRAF52,4241,388102
PerthArmy6,30254773
ArbroathArmy71332130
Forfar (now closed)Army—(2) (3)Not available13
StrathclydeClydebankArmy7,26042285
DumbartonArmy7,25523440
GlasgowAll Services310,19811,179711 (6)
ShawlandsArmy13,389586195
SpringboigArmy12,983471107
Mary HillArmy11,800(3)569106
HamiltonRAF11,014(3)54145
AirdrieArmy6,33137463
East KilbrideArmy5,800(3)17850
KilmarnockArmy5,981557105
HamiltonArmy6,23738990
Port GlasgowArmy5,800 (3)30562
PaisleyArmy11,800(3)30394
FalkirkArmy12,17715965
AyrArmy/RAF22,5081,284180
ShetlandsLerwickArmy180 (3)13Nil
HighlandInvernessNavy19,33449458
InvernessArmy/RAF72,6461,038122
WickArmy200(3)11916
FifeDunfermlineArmy17,400 (3)638100
KirkcaldyArmy6,05328054
LevenArmy11,400(3)24952
BordersGalashielsArmy5,89013543
KelsoArmy100(3)7318
Dumfries and GallowayStranraerArmy2708728
DumfriesArmy18,30646077
Central RegionStirlingArmy13,42039275
ClwydWrexhamNavy/RAF92,0022,521219
WrexhamArmy26,289682125
RhylArmy11,800(3)26090
DyfedLlanelliArmy3,20024358
PembrokeArmy17,000 (3)24760
GwentNewportArmy/RAF29,9352,261215
GwyneddBangorArmy/RAF16,814 (3)1,549154
Mid-GlamorganMerthyr TydfilNavy/Army15,247397 (4)87
PontypriddArmy18,34443376
South GlamorganCardiffNavy25,8432,084109
CardiffArmy/RAF157,9984,951459
West GlamorganNeathArmy970 (2)18758
SwanseaNavy24,5301,04685
SwanseaArmy53,3241,073115
SwanseaRAF47,2131,865134
Channel IslandsArmy7,400 (3)19536
(1) Comprises expenditure on staff, leases and rates. Other miscellaneous costs such as heating lighting, etc. are not included because they cannot be readily identified.
(2) Excludes staff costs. These are included elsewhere in costs of parent office.
(3) No rental cost as CIO forms part of a larger building—e.g., TAVR centre. Rates cannot be separately identified.
(4) Excludes Royal Navy inquiries. These are included elsewhere in total of parent office.
(5) Included elsewhere in totals of parent office.
(6) Excludes Army recruits. These are included elsewhere in totals of local sub-offices.