To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) RAF, (b) Fleet Air Arm and (c) Army personnel have completed training for (i) Fast Jet, (ii) rotary and (iii) multi-engine aircraft types in each of the past five years. 
The number of personnel who have completed training in each of the last five years is:
|Fast Jet (FJ)||Rotary Wing (RW)||Multi-engine (ME)|
|1 These figures include all officer aircrew including pilots and weapon systems officers. They do not include non-commissioned aircrew, as these cannot be broken down by aircraft type.|
|Fleet Air Arm2|
|Fast Jet (FJ)||Rotary Wing (RW)|
|2 These figures include all Royal Navy aircrew including pilots observers and aircrewmen.|
Rotary Wing (RW)
3 These figures include all personnel who passed the Joint Elementary Training System Army Pilot Course.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the requirement has been for trained pilots for all three services in each year since 1996–97; and how many trained pilots have entered the services in those years. 
The requirement for trained pilots for all three services and the numbers entering the Services since 1996–97 are as follows:
|Requirement1||Gains to trained strength (GTS)2|
|1 Requirement is defined as pilots completing a full course of training including operational Conversion Unit.|
|2 GTS figures include newly trained pilots and transfers from other Services and countries.|
|3 Figures before 1999 are not readily available due to changes in the Training programmeassociated with the formation of the Joint Helicopter Command.|
|4 Training courses were affected by the Foot and Mouth epidemic|
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the strength of qualified flying instructors has been in each year since 1997–98. 
The following table details the strength of RAF qualified flying instructors:
The following table gives the strength of Army qualified flying instructors.
The Royal Navy currently has 167 flying instructors. Historical figures are not readily available.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how much has been spent on (a) initial and (b) operational pilot training in each year since 1996–97. 
The table shows the cost of initial pilot training in each year since 1999–2000 on an outturn basis. Resource accounting was introduced in 1999–2000 and no comparative figures are available prior to this. It has not been possible to provide the costs of operational pilot training, as the information is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.
|Financial year||Phase 1||Phase 2||Total|
|1 The effects of the Quinquennial Review on Tangible Assets have affected the costs of flying training in FY 2002–03.|