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Army: Labour Turnover

Volume 480: debated on Thursday 16 October 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) inflow, (b) outflow and (c) voluntary outflow figures for the Army rates were in each year since 2003, broken down by corps. (226982)

The following tables show the available information on inflow, outflow and voluntary outflow for the Arms and Service of the Regular Army Soldiers by financial year since 1 April 2003.

Due to ongoing validation of data following the implementation of the new joint personnel administration (JPA) system, flow information for 2007-08 is only available at the whole Army level and is not yet available analysed by Arm/Service. To provide this information at the present time would incur disproportionate cost.

Work on the analysis of intake and outflows is currently ongoing and once available, this information will be sent to the hon. Member and a copy placed in the Library of the House.

Table 1: Soldier intake1 from civilian life to UK Regular Army2 by Arm Service and financial year from 2003

Financial year

Arm Service

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-073°

2007-08

Household Cavalry Regiment

140

110

80

150

n/a

Royal Armoured Corps

600

290

610

630

n/a

Royal Regiment of Artillery

1,020

650

780

890

n/a

Corps of Royal Engineers

1,110

940

1,480

1,260

n/a

Royal Corps of Signals

1,060

800

780

720

n/a

Infantry

4,850

3,570

3,610

3,980

n/a

Army Air Corps

350

250

230

180

n/a

The Royal Logistics Corps

2,420

2,270

2,180

1,890

n/a

Royal Army Medical Corps

340

300

340

340

n/a

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

1,460

1,100

1,280

1,240

n/a

Adjutant-General’s Corps

660

400

250

300

n/a

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

20

20

10

40

n/a

Small Arms School Corps

0

0

0

0

n/a

Royal Army Dental Corps

20

20

20

30

n/a

Intelligence Corps

110

110

160

170

n/a

Army Physical Training Corps

0

0

0

0

n/a

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

90

70

60

40

n/a

Corps of Army Music

60

50

30

30

n/a

Total4

14,310

10,940

11,910

11,890

513,460

n/a = Not available.

1 Figures show Soldier intake to UK Regular Army including re-enlistments, rejoined reservists but excluding transfers between Arms and Services.

2 UK Regular Army excludes full-time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service Personnel of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. It includes trained and untrained personnel.

3 2006-07 Arm Service split contains only 11 months’ data due to the implementation of the JPA system in March 2007.

4 Due to the implementation of the JPA system, the Arm Service split is not yet available for financial year 2007-08.

5 Provisional.

Notes:

1. Due to the ongoing validation of data from the JPA System, Army statistics from 1 April 2007 onwards are provisional and subject to review.

2. The data have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in ‘5’ have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.

Table 2: Soldier outflow1 to civilian life from the Regular Army2 by Arm Service and financial year from 2003

Financial year

Arm Service

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-073°

2007-08

Household Cavalry Regiment

160

140

110

120

n/a

Royal Armoured Corps

730

660

700

660

n/a

Royal Regiment of Artillery

1,140

1,100

960

1,120

n/a

Corps of Royal Engineers

1,230

1,350

1,330

1,180

n/a

Royal Corps of Signals

960

1,010

970

900

n/a

Infantry

4,710

4,600

4,290

4,240

n/a

Army Air Corps

170

240

210

200

n/a

The Royal Logistics Corps

2,260

2,280

2,070

2,230

n/a

Royal Army Medical Corps

230

290

270

250

n/a

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

1,110

1,260

1,220

1,090

n/a

Adjutant-General’s Corps

710

690

670

630

n/a

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

20

20

30

20

n/a

Small Arms School Corps

10

0

10

0

n/a

Royal Army Dental Corps

20

40

30

30

n/a

Intelligence Corps

50

80

90

120

n/a

Army Physical Training Corps

20

30

20

30

n/a

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

60

70

70

60

n/a

Corps of Army Music

60

100

80

70

n/a

Total4

13,640

13,970

13,120

12,960

513,830

n/a = Not available.

1 Figures show Soldier outflow to UK Regular Army including recalled reservists on release and outflow to the Home Service Personnel of the Royal Irish Regiment.

2 UK Regular Army excludes full-time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service Personnel of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. It includes trained and untrained personnel.

3 2006-07 Arm Service split contains only 11 months’ data due to the implementation of the JPA system in March 2007.

4 Due to the implementation of the JPA system, the Arm Service split is not yet available for financial year 2007-08.

5 Provisional.

Notes:

1. Due to the ongoing validation of data from the JPA System, Army statistics from 1 April 2007 onwards are provisional and subject to review.

2. The data have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in ‘5’ have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.

Table 3: Soldier voluntary outflow1 from the Regular Army2 by Arm Service and financial year from 2003

Financial year

Arm Service

2003-04

2004-05

2005-06

2006-073°

2007-08

Household Cavalry Regiment

50

40

40

30

n/a

Royal Armoured Corps

250

240

280

220

n/a

Royal Regiment of Artillery

400

420

380

330

n/a

Corps of Royal Engineers

490

630

600

540

n/a

Royal Corps of Signals

380

440

380

450

n/a

Infantry

1,340

1,350

1,410

1,330

n/a

Army Air Corps

60

90

70

60

n/a

The Royal Logistics Corps

670

650

540

580

n/a

Royal Army Medical Corps

80

110

100

90

n/a

Corps of Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers

400

450

400

370

n/a

Adjutant-General’s Corps

280

320

280

250

n/a

Royal Army Veterinary Corps

10

0

10

0

n/a

Small Arms School Corps

0

0

0

0

n/a

Royal Army Dental Corps

10

20

20

20

n/a

Intelligence Corps

20

40

40

50

n/a

Army Physical Training Corps

10

10

0

10

n/a

Queen Alexandra’s Royal Army Nursing Corps

40

40

30

40

n/a

Corps of Army Music

30

50

40

40

n/a

Total

4,510

4,900

4,630

4,410

n/a

n/a = Not available.

1 Voluntary outflow (VO) is defined as exits from trained personnel which are generated by the individual before their time expiry.

2 UK Regular Army excludes full-time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service Personnel of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists. It includes trained and untrained personnel.

3 2006-07 Arm Service split contains only 11 months’ data due to the implementation of the JPA system in March 2007.

Notes:

1. Exit reasons, including VO, for FY 2007-08 are currently unavailable.

2. The data have been rounded to the nearest 10, numbers ending in ‘5’ have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to avoid systematic bias.