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Army Numbers

Volume 400: debated on Monday 3 March 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the approved strength of the Army is; and how many vacancies there are. [99867]

As at 1 January 2003, whole Army strength stood at 102,800, representing a shortfall of 4,180 personnel against the current requirement.United Kingdom armed forces full time strengths and trained requirement figures are contained in the Defence Analytical Services Agency's Tri-Service Publication 3, which is available in the Library of the House.