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Armed Forces: Manpower

Volume 485: debated on Tuesday 9 December 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel there are, broken down by (a) service, (b) rank, (c) age and (d) sex. (241751)

Information on service and sex can be found in table 1 of Tri Service Publication (TSP) 1—Total Strength of UK Regular Forces by gender. TSP 1 is published on monthly basis and the latest information as at 1 October 2008 can be found at:

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/applications/newWeb/www/apps/publications/pubViewFile.php?content=3l&date=2008-ll-27&type=html&PublishTime=09:30:00

Information on rank can be found in table 1 of Tri Service Publication (TSP) 9—UK Regular Forces Rank Structure. TSP 9 is published on quarterly basis and the latest information as at 1 October 2008 can be found at:

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/applications/newWeb/www/apps/publications/pubViewFile.php?content=90.15&date=2008-12-03&type=html&PublishTime=09:30:00

Information on age can be found in table 1 of Tri Service Publication (TSP) 8—UK Regular Forces by age and sex. TSP 8 is published on an annual basis and the latest information as at 1 April 2008 can be found at:

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/applications/newWeb/www/index.php?page=48&pubType=l&thiscontent=80&PublishTime =09:30:00&date=20080529&disText=01%20April%202008&from =listing&topDate=2008-05-29

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many officers with the NATO rank of OF-3 or above are employed by each of the three services, broken down by rank. (242031)

Information on the number of officers with the NATO rank of OF-3 or above employed by each of the three services, broken down by rank can be found in table 1 of Tri Service Publication (TSP) 9—UK Regular Forces rank structure. TSP 9 is published on quarterly basis and the latest information as at 1 October 2008 can be found at:

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/