Armed Forces: Overall Size

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 6th July 2020.

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Photo of Nick Smith Nick Smith Labour, Blaenau Gwent

The Army’s strength, though, is still woefully short of the Government’s target. Those wanting to join our Army were faced with Capita’s bureaucratic processes, which could take up to 52 months. So will the Secretary of State tell us what is the average length of time taken to get through the Army recruitment processes now?