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Armed Forces: Training

Volume 472: debated on Thursday 21 February 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of infantry recruits did not complete their training at Infantry Training Centre, Catterick in each of the last five years. (185004)

[holding answer 5 February 2008]: The percentage of Infantry recruits who did not complete their infantry training at the Infantry Training Centre (ITC), Catterick is as follows:

Financial year

Percentage not completing the course

2003-04

26.4

2004-05

30.5

2005-06

30.6

2006-07

32.0

2007-081

34.6

1 To 31 December 2007.

Notes:

1. The training year runs from 1 April to 31 March. Figures relate to those courses which finish in each training year.

2. The figures shown include discharges (those leaving the Army) and reallocations (those who transfer to another Arm or Corps).