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Royal Military Academy

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the capacity for (a) regular and (b) Territorial Army commissions at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst was in each year since 2001; and how many places were unfilled in each year. (234317)

The information requested is shown in the following table.

Financial year

Statement of trained requirement

Output from training

2001-02

Regular

770

714

TA

450

257

2002-03

Regular

780

720

TA

440

261

2003-04

Regular

760

713

TA

440

287

2004-05

Regular

740

746

TA

390

195

2005-06

Regular

824

752

TA

490

115

2006-07

Regular

841

707

TA

360

172

2007-08

Regular

832

712

TA

450

217

The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst (RMAS) is resourced to train the number of officers needed to meet the Army’s manpower liability each year—this figure is known as the statement of training requirement (SOTR) and is set by the Director of Manning (Army). The total bed space capacity at RMAS for regular and TA officer cadets is 1,100.