HC Deb 09 January 2002 vol 377 c830W
Mr. Jenkin

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will ensure that there is no reduction in the planned size of the Army. [25692]

Mr. Ingram

Whole Army strength has increased over recent months and we predict a strength figure of between 103,000 and 104,000 by 2005. We remain committed to delivering the military capability required of the Army in the Strategic Defence Review. Work is ongoing into how best to achieve this taking into account evolving doctrine, new technology and equipment.