§ 13. Mr. Fraser
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on funding for the Royal Army Medical Corps. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
The Strategic Defence Review increased the size of the Royal Army Medical Corps by 212 Regular and 675 Territorial Army personnel, an increase of 14.5 per cent. overall. This is part of a major enhancement of the Defence Medical Services for which we are providing an extra £140 million over the years 1998–99 to 2001–02, with further expenditure planned in subsequent years.