Army: Labour Turnover

Defence written question – answered on 8th May 2008.

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Photo of Michael Ancram Michael Ancram Conservative, Devizes

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have (a) joined and (b) left the regular Army since 2005.

Photo of Bob Ainsworth Bob Ainsworth The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

The number of people joining the regular Army since 2005 can be found in Table 3 of Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 1—Strength, Intake and Outflow of UK Regular Forces. The number of people leaving the Army since 2005 can be found in Table 4 of the same publication. TSP1 is published monthly. The most recent publication shows figures for 1 April 2003 to 1 March 2008 and can be found at for intake(1 )and for outflow(2). Copies of TSP1 are available in the Library of the House and also at

(1 )Figures show all intake to UK Regular Forces including re-enlistments and rejoined reservists.

(2) Figures show all outflow from UK Regular Forces including recalled reservists on release and outflow to the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment.

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