HC Deb 26 November 1986 vol 106 c268W
Mr. Ralph Howell

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what information he has for each European Economic Community country, as to the total number of (a) regular service personnel, (b) reservists and (c) national service personnel.

Mr. Freeman

Details for the United Kingdom are as follows:

Regular service personnel 1322,614
Reservists 1306,812
National service personnel Nil
1At 30 September 1986.
2At 31 March 1986.

For detailed information on the armed forces of the other countries of the European Economic Community I would refer my hon. Friend to the International Institute for Strategic Studies publication "The Military Balance 1986–87", a copy of which is in the Library.

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