HC Deb 03 April 2000 vol 347 cc304-5W
Mr. Duncan Smith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people(a) left and (b) joined the (i) Army, (ii) Royal Navy, (iii) Royal Air Force, (iv) Royal Marines, (v) Territorial Army, (vi) Royal Naval Reserve and (vii) Royal Auxiliary Air Force in each of the last six months. [117564]

Mr. Spellar

The latest available figures on a consistent basis across all Services are as follows. They include both trained and untrained personnel.

Helen Jones

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what progress has been made in updating guidance to the Services on the values and standards expected of Service personnel; and if he will make a statement. [117640]

Mr. Spellar

The Army and RAF have revised and updated the guidance given to their personnel on the values and standards of each Service and the standards of behaviour and conduct to which they are expected to adhere. This underpins Service ethos and so helps to sustain the operational effectiveness of the armed forces.

The revised guidance is set out in publications entitled "Values and Standards of the British Army" and "Core Values and Standards of the Royal Air Force" which are being widely distributed in the Services. Copies have been placed in the Library of the House.