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Territorial Army: Officers

Volume 475: debated on Wednesday 7 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army officers there were in each year since 1997. (203213)

The data provided have been extracted from Tri-Service Publication 7; the following table shows the strengths of Territorial Army officers as at 1 April 1997 to 2007.

Officer strength

1997

6,130

1998

6,240

1999

6,250

2000

5,890

2001

5,380

2002

5,700

2003

5,740

2004

5,630

2005

5,550

2006

5,400

20071

5,150

1 2007 data are as at 1 March. Due to the ongoing validation of the new Joint Personnel Administration System Territorial Army Officer data from April 2007 are currently unavailable.

Notes:

1. Officer figures from April 1998 to April 2004 are provisional estimates which include Full Time Reserve Service Personnel.

2. TA Officers include Group A and B, Mobilised TA, and excludes Non-Regular Permanent Staff (from 1998) and Full Time Reserve Service.

3. Data have been rounded to the nearest ten for statistical analysis and presentation purposes only.

4. Numbers ending in five have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers in the Territorial Army qualified for their annual bounty in each year since 1997. (203214)

The information is not held in the format requested and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.