Armed Forces Personnel

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons on 8th July 2019.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

I am not going to predict exactly what that date will be. We are seeing an increase month on month, but that does not apply to all establishments: for example, Sandhurst has only three intakes per year and Harrogate has only one. I cannot give the exact date when the target will be hit, and I do not think that the hon. Gentleman would really expect me to, but I believe that we are now heading firmly in the right direction.