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Armed Forces: Officers

Volume 457: debated on Wednesday 7 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers who attended the Higher Command Staff Course in each year between 1997 and 2006 remained in the armed services 12 months later; and how many are still in the armed services. (123750)

The following table shows the number of officers who attended the Higher Command Staff Course between the years of 1997 to 2006; those who remained in the armed services 12 months later; and those who are still serving as at 1 January 2007.

Year of course

Number attended course

Still serving after 12 months

Still serving as at 1 January 2007

1997

20

20

10

1998

20

20

10

1999

20

20

10

2000

20

20

15

2001

25

25

20

2002

20

20

15

2003

20

20

20

2004

25

25

20

2005

25

25

20

2006

25

n/a

25

Grand total

220

n/a

170

n/a = Not applicable.

Note:

All numbers are rounded to nearest five. Due to the rounding methods used, totals may not equal the sum of the parts.