§ Mr. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list, for each regiment, the number by which it was below complement on 30 April; and what plans he has to bring each up to its complement. 
§ Dr. Reid
[pursuant to his answer, 8 July 1997, c. 422–24]: I regret that the information on the manning level against the complement within the Household Cavalry and Royal Armoured Corps (RAC) were omitted in error. The information is set out in the following table.
Regiment Manning level Household Cavalry Household Cavalry Regiment -22 Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment -38 Total -60 Royal Armoured Corps Queens Dragoon Guards -23 Scots Dragoon Guards -38 Royal Dragoon Guards -4 Queens Royal Hussars -51 9/12 Lancers -45 Kings Royal Hussars -42 Light Dragoons -5 Queens Royal Lancers -39 1st Royal Tank Regiment -39 2nd Royal Tank Regiment +28 Total -258