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Armed Forces: Resignations

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel left (a) the Army, (b) the Navy and (c) the Royal Air Force prematurely in each of the last 10 years. (203673)

Voluntary outflow figures for the services in each of the last 10 years 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 29 February 2008 and can be found at http://www.dasa.mod.uk/natstats/tsp5/tsp5tab5.html. Copies of TSP 5 are available in the Library of the House and also at

www.dasa.mod.uk.