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Volume 173: debated on Tuesday 5 June 1990

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many men and women were recruited into the Army, the Royal Navy and the Royal Air Force in the financial year 1989–90; and how many left each of the services prematurely.

The total intake in to the United Kingdom regular forces in the financial year 1989–90 is shown in table 1. The total number of exits form the services under premature wastage outflow categories during the same period is shown in table 2. The categories included in the outflow numbers correspond with those listed in table 4.18 of Volume of the "Statement on Defence Estimates" with the exception of "time and age

Table 1: Intake to United Kingdom Regular Forces from civilian life: 1989–90
All Services36,41232,3372,59929,7384,0753763,699
Royal Navy5,5564,6965164,18086042818
Royal Marines1,0631,063451,018
Royal Air Force7,7096,1806615,5191,5291571,372
Table 2: Premature outflow from United Kingdom Regular Forces: 1989–90
All Services27,18425,0062,46022,5462,1781841,994
Royal Navy5,1534,7666594,10738721366
Royal Marines85185165786
Royal Air Force6,1925,2756834,59291792825