§ Mr. Michael Brown
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the current average cost per person of basic training for a member of(a) the Army, (b) the Navy and (c) the RAF.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
The average cost per person of basic training for members of each of the armed services is as follows:
Officers £ Other ranks £ Royal Navy 19,375 6,531 Army 25,696 5,080 Royal Air Force 14,190 1,898
The figures for the Navy and Army are for 1991–92, but the latest figures available for the RAF are for 1990–91. All figures exclude trainee and pay and allowances.