Army Reserve

Defence written question – answered on 22nd January 2014.

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Photo of Mike Hancock Mike Hancock Independent, Portsmouth South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many army reserve recruits (a) left the service and (b) were enlisted from 2011 to the most recent year for which figures are available.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

The estimated number of army reserve recruits that have left the service or enlisted between 1 April 2012 and 30 November 2013, the latest date for which information is available can be found at:

Information prior to April 2012 is not held in the format requested.

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence has published, 19 December 2013, Hansard, column 124WS, the trajectory of recruiting targets for the reserves that we will have to meet to deliver our commitment of 30,000 trained army reservists by 2018. This trajectory takes account of outflow. These out-turn figures will be published on a quarterly basis.

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