Army Training

Defence written question – answered on 15th December 2004.

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Photo of Nicholas Soames Nicholas Soames Shadow Secretary of State for Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what representations the Adjutant General has made to him on (a) the funding of and (b) the number of instructors available in the Army training camps.

Photo of Mr Ivor Caplin Mr Ivor Caplin Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Defence

In 2003, as part of the Ministry of Defence's Short Term Planning (STP) process, an additional 192 military personnel were required to improve recruit supervisory care ratios within Army training establishments. So far, 181 personnel have been found from the Field Army, and AG Command has been provided with the necessary funds to support them until 2006.

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