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Service Personnel

Volume 173: debated on Thursday 24 May 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list by sex and by year for the last 10 years the number of service personnel in (a) the Army; (b) the Royal Air Force and (c) the Royal Navy.

The information is as follows:well-equipped forces adequate for our security needs. We are examining options for change, and while we anticipate opportunities for reductions in some areas it is too early to say what savings might result and how soon they will arise.