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Service Manning Targets

Volume 406: debated on Wednesday 4 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the baseline manpower overheads for manning targets in the (a) Navy, (b) Army and (c) RAF are; what the actual manpower overheads were in each service in 2002–03; and if he will make a statement. [116757]

I presume that the hon. Member is referring to the trained manpower strength and trained requirement for each individual Service. Details for April 2002 and April 2003 are shown in the table:

Trained requirementTrained strengthshortfall
April 2002
Naval Service39,18037,490-1,690
Naval Service38,51037,600-910
Note:Due to roundings the totals may not always equal the sum of the parts.All three Services are working hard to address the shortfalls so that the targets set out in the current Public Service Agreements can be met.