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Volume 407: debated on Thursday 19 June 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will place in the Library (a) background papers, interim reports and the final report from the 1997 and 1999 Ministry of Defence reviews of the terms and conditions of service for Gurkhas, on pay and pensions, and (b) the Gurkha Pay and Pensions Manual. [119684]

I will write to my hon. Friend in due course and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.

Army (as at 1 May 2003)
Soldier Arm/ServiceTrained StrengthLiabilityShortfallShortfall (percentage)
Royal Corps of Signals7,6017,805-204-2.6
Royal Logistic Corps13,18414,711-1,527-10.4
Royal Army Medical Corps1,8101,999-189-9.5
Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers8,7519,850-1,099-11.2
Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps445651-206-31.6


Army figures are for Soldiers.