HC Deb 18 May 1998 vol 312 c251W
1. Mr. Borrow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the latest recruitment figures for the Army. [41294]

Mr. George Robertson

In the year to 31 March, the Army recruited 13,926 soldiers, the highest number since 1991. In addition, 708 officers were granted commissions during that period. The totals are, respectively, 88 per cent. and 97 per cent. of the targets for the year.

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