HC Deb 12 June 1990 vol 174 c140W
Sir John Hunt

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he anticipates any reduction in the annual officer recruitment targets for the RAF following the recent improvements in east-west relations.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

It is too early to say whether there will be a reduction in RAF officer recruitment, but the changing international situation gives us hope that we shall be able to maintain our security and sustain our responsibilities overseas with lower force levels and less cost.