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Army Recruitment

Volume 447: debated on Tuesday 20 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many applications to join the Army were made in each year since 1998; and how many applicants were successful in each year. (78771)

I refer the hon. Member to the answer he was given on 21 July 2005, Official Report, column 2110, for figures covering the period 1998-99 to 2004-05. Figures for 2005-06 are detailed in the following table.

Number

Applications

36,430

Enlisted

11,450

Note:

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.