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Armed Forces: Catering

Volume 462: debated on Wednesday 4 July 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many vacancies there are for chefs in the (a) Royal Navy, (b) Army, (c) Royal Air Force and (d) Royal Marines. (146958)

The information is provided in the following table .

Strength and requirement of chefs in the UK regular forces as at 1 April 2007

RN

RM

Armyl

RAF

Strength

2975

2150

2,465

2690

Requirement

1,000

155

2,600

600

Surplus/Deficit

2-25

2-5

2-135

290

FY 07/08 recruiting target

120

25

430

30

1.Army figures are as at 1 March 2007 and include Gurkhas 2 Denotes provisional. Due to the introduction of a new joint personnel administration system (JPA) data are provisional and subject to review.