HC Deb 24 February 1995 vol 255 c374W
Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many medical staff were serving in the armed forces in each of the past five years; and what is the projected figure for 1996.

Mr. Soames

The total personnel of the defence medical services during the years in question are as follows:

  • 1990–9,461
  • 1991–9,335
  • 1992–9,100
  • 1993–9,220
  • 1994–7,305

Current plans indicate a requirement for 5,722 posts from April 1996.