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Trained Strength

Volume 449: debated on Monday 24 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the (a) actual gains to trained strength and (b) total target gains to trained strength are for each of the Royal Navy pinch point trades identified in his Department’s annual report and accounts 2005-06; (87037)

(2) what the (a) total actual gains to trained strength and (b) total target gains to trained strength are for the Regular Army (i) infantry, (ii) Royal Artillery, (iii) Royal Engineers, (iv) Royal Corps of Signals, (v) Royal Armoured Corps, (vi) Household Cavalry, (vii) Royal Electrical Mechancial Engineers and (viii) Army Medical Services;

(3) what the (a) total actual gains to trained strength and (b) total target gains to trained strength are for each of the Royal Air Force pinch point trades identified in his Department’s annual report and accounts 2005-06.

It will take a few weeks to validate the requested information to ensure accuracy and consistency. I will write to the hon. Gentleman and place a copy of my letter in the Library of the House when this is completed.