HL Deb 15 March 2002 vol 632 c111WA
Lord Vivian

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether there are any plans to reduce the approximate manning shortfall of some 7,000 personnel by establishing a second Army Foundation College. [HL3184]

Lord Bach

We remain committed to delivering the military capability required of the Army in the Strategic Defence Review and it is intended to man the Army to achieve this. We have a range of initiatives, one of which is the establishment of a second Army Foundation College, which will be a flexible facility with high quality facilities designed to meet our requirements for initial training well into the future. Initial decisions on the way forward will be taken this year.