HC Deb 21 March 1978 vol 946 cc539-40W
26. Mr. Jessel

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on present trends in numbers and ratings of officers now serving in the Royal Navy and in the Royal Marines.

Mr. Duffy

The total number of Royal Navy and Royal Marines—officers and Service men—is reducing in line with the manpower levels set following the 1974 defence review.