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Armed Forces: Catering

Volume 503: debated on Wednesday 6 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many chefs in uniform there were in (a) the Royal Navy, (b) the Army and (c) the Royal Air Force in each year since 1997. (308761)

The following table shows numbers of regular serving chefs in the naval service, Army and Royal Air Force, each year, since 1997.

1 April each year

Naval service

Army

Royal Air Force

1997

1,640

2,360

850

1998

1,550

2,420

770

1999

1,450

2,500

710

2000

1,350

2,380

670

2001

1,350

2,380

630

2002

1,180

2,250

600

2003

1,170

2,180

630

2004

1,170

2,240

680

2005

1,060

2,320

760

2006

1,120

2,400

730

2007

1,170

2,420

690

2008

1,120

2,380

680

2009

1,070

2,420

660

Notes:

1. Figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

2. Numbers ending in 5 have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias.