Defence written question – answered on 10th January 2012.
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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many and what proportion of recruits who enlisted in the Army under the age of 18 joined the infantry in the latest period for which figures are available.
In financial year 2010-11 the total number of recruits enlisting in the Army under the age of 18 was 2,310 of which 1,050 (46%) joined the Infantry.
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