HC Deb 11 February 1997 vol 290 c86W
18. Mr. Jim Cunningham

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is his Department's estimate of the manpower of the Royal Navy on 1 April 1999. [13732]

Mr. Soames

It is estimated that the strength of the Royal Navy, including the Royal Marines, will be 44,000 on 1 April 1999.