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Armed Forces: Legal Profession

Volume 458: debated on Monday 26 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) military and (b) civilian personnel were serving with the Army legal corps in each year since 2000. (128080)

[holding answer 19 March 2007]: The following table shows the number of military and civilian personnel working for the Army legal service (ALS) as at 1 January each year since 2000.

Adjutant general’s corps (army legal services) trained army officer and civilian strength

1 January:

Officers1,2,3

Civilians4,5

2000

80

70

2001

100

60

2002

100

70

2003

100

80

2004

100

80

2005

100

90

2006

110

90

2007

120

90

1 Figures include all AG Corps (ALS) Officers including those Officers with a rank of Colonel and above.

2 The figures are for trained regular army officers only and therefore exclude all reservists.

3 Only Army personnel capbadged AG ALS are included in the figures. Therefore the figures exclude those personnel from other arm/services attached to or supporting AG ALS.

4 Civilians working in the following units are included: Director General Legal Services, Directorate of Army Legal Services, Army Prosecuting Authority (Germany), HQ Army Prosecuting Authority (UK), Office for Standards of Casework and the Officer and Soldier Complaints Authority Army Appeals Wing.

5 Full-time equivalent staff. Counts part-time staff by the number of hours they work as a proportion of their full-time conditioned hours.

Note:

All figures are rounded to the nearest 10.