§ 42. Mr. Walters
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the number of Regular Army officers who have announced their intention of leaving the Army within the next 18 months.
§ Mr. Lee
Regular Army officers may not apply for permission to leave the Army more than 12 months before the date on which they wish to leave. 683 out of 752 such applications were approved over the last 12 months, but it is not possible without disproportionate effort to say how many of these relate to those who have yet to leave. 60 further applications are currently under consideration.
§ 44. Mr. Soames
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the number of Regular officers resigning their commissions in 1986.378W