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Officer Training

Volume 455: debated on Thursday 25 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officer cadets are in training at the Royal Air Force College, Cranwell; what the service personnel establishment is; what the civilian establishment is; and what the annual costs were in each of the last five years. (111416)

As at 23 January 2007 there were 320 officer cadets in training at the Officer and Aircrew Cadet Training Unit (OACTU) at the Royal Air Force College Cranwell. The service personnel establishment at OACTU is 100 and the civilian establishment is 20.

The following table gives the annual direct costs for training at the OACTU for each of the last five financial years:

Financial year

Cost (£ million)

2001-02

4.136

2002-03

5.384

2003-04

5.980

2004-05

5.892

2005-06

8.316

Notes:

1. Financial figures have been rounded to the nearest £1,000.

2. Personnel figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.