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Army Trained Strength Figures (Correction)

Volume 412: debated on Friday 11 April 2003

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A computer coding error has been identified in Army strength figures prepared by the Defence Analytical Services Agency (DASA) since 1 April 2001. From that date a number of untrained soldiers have been recorded against the trained Army strength. As a result Army strength figures previously announced and included in DASA publications have overstated the trained strength of the Army during that period. However, the combined strength of trained and untrained personnel has been correctly reported in all publications. It is the breakdown between trained and untrained strength that is affected by this problem.As at 1 February 2003, whole Army strength (comprising UK Trained Army Personnel, Gurkhas and Full Time Reserve Service) stood at 101,750. Army recruitment and retention initiatives are producing gains to whole Army strength in line with forecasts. The trend over the past twelve months has been encouraging with Army strength increasing by over 1,300 trained personnel. A table comparing the figures issued in error with the corrected figures follows:

Whole Army Strength (April 2001—February 2003)—Previously Published and Corrected Figures
1 Apr 01UKTAP96,28596,280
GURKHAS3,4473,450
FTRS646650
TOTAL100,380100,380
1 May 01UKTAP96,08396,060
GURKHAS3,4553,450
FTRS674670
TOTAL100,210100,180
1 Jun 01UKTAP96,00395,980
GURKHAS3,4713,470
FTRS695700
TOTAL100,170100,140
1 Jul 01UKTAP95,86495,820
GURKHAS3,4853,480
FTRS695700
TOTAL100,040100,000
1 Aug 01UKTAP95,86395,780
GURKHAS3,5003,500
FTRS709710
TOTAL100,07099,980
1 Sep 01UKTAP96,04995,920
GURKHAS3,5003,500
FTRS755760
TOTAL100,300100,170
1 Oct 01UKTAP96,26195,970
GURKHAS3,5283,530
FTRS812810
TOTAL100,600100,310
1 Nov 01UKTAP96,25595,900
GURKHAS3,5263,530
FTRS854850
TOTAL100,640100,280
1 Dec 01UKTAP96,32096,000
GURKHAS3,5833,580
FTRS901900
TOTAL100,800100,490
1 Jan 02UKTAP96,37396,040
GURKHAS3,6223,620
FTRS919920
TOTAL100,910100,580
1 Feb 02UKTAP96,44995,980
GURKHAS3,5363,540
FTRS914910
TOTAL100,900100,430
1 Mar 02UKTAP96,42895,980
GURKHAS3,4583,460
FTRS919920
TOTAL100,810100,360
1 Apr 02UKTAP96,50796,020
GURKHAS3,4493,450
FTRS946950
TOTAL100,900100,420
1 May 02UKTAP96,88096,330
GURKHAS3,4603,460
FTRS984980
TOTAL101,320100,770
1 Jun 02UKTAP97,05096,430
GURKHAS3,4703,470
FTRS988990
TOTAL101,510100,890
1 Jul 02UKTAP97,09096,500
GURKHAS3,4703,470
FTRS981980
TOTAL101,540100,960
1 Aug 02UKTAP96,97096,360
GURKHAS3,4803,470
FTRS1,0301,030
TOTAL101,480100,860
Whole Army Strength (April 2001—February 2003)—Previously Published and Corrected Figures
1 Sep 02UKTAP97,16096,590
GURKHAS3,4603,460
FTRS1,0431,040
TOTAL101,660101,100
1 Oct 02UKTAP97,48096,780
GURKHAS3,4603,460
FTRS1,0541,050
TOTAL101,990101,290
1 Nov 02UKTAP97,54096,880
GURKHAS3,4803,480
FTRS1,0541,060
TOTAL102,070101,420
1 Dec 02UKTAP97,63096,840
GURKHAS3,5003,500
FTRS1,0821,080
TOTAL102,220101,420
1 Jan 03UKTAP98,18097,200
GURKHAS3,5203,520
FTRS1,1051,110
TOTAL102,800101,820
1 Feb 03UKTAP97,220
GURKHAS3,430
FTRS1,100
TOTAL101,750
Rounding to the nearest 10 introduced in May 2002. Due to the rounding methods used totals may not always equal the sum of the parts.