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Armed Forces: Manpower

Volume 487: debated on Monday 2 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the manning (a) requirement and (b) level was in each unit of each service in the armed forces in each of the last five years. (252099)

Information on strengths and requirements of the armed forces by service can be found in table 1 of Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 4—UK armed forces quarterly manning report. TSP 4 is published quarterly and, the most recent publication shows figures as at 1 October 2008, can be found at:

http://www.dasa.mod.uk/applications/newWeb/www/index php ?page=48&pubType=1&thiscontent=20&PublishTime=09:30:00& date=20081127&disText=01%20Oct%202008&from=listing&top Date=2008-11-27

Requirement is not split by unit for the three services. Strengths information by unit can be provided only at disproportionate cost.