The Department does not set targets for the maximum number of people that leave early (Voluntary Outflow).
Voluntary exit rates broken down by officers and other ranks can be found in Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 5—Trained Outflow to Civil Life. Monthly figures show the number of personnel who have outflowed in the previous 12 month period. TSP 5 is published monthly. The most recent publication presents outflow for the 12 months to February 2008 and can be found at
Copies of TSP 5 are available in the Library of the House and are also at
Information on the number of service personnel employed by each of the armed forces is published in Tri-Service Publication 1, "Strength, Intake and Outflow of UK Regular Forces" (TSP 1). Copies are available in the Library of the House and also at:
The latest available data published in TSP 1 is as at 1 March 2008. TSP 1 is a monthly publication, previous copies of which can be found at www.dasa.mod.uk. The next edition of TSP 1 is due to be released on 22 May 2008 and this will contain figures as at 1 April 2008.