§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many personnel have been(a) recommended for manning control review, (b) subsequently discharged after a review and (c) transferred to s-type contracts in each of the last 12 months; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Moonie
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 9 December 2002,Official Report, column 13W, which explained that the number of Army personnel who have been recommended for Manning Control Point review is not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.
Only two individuals have been discharged under Queens Regulations for the Army paragraph 9.413, 'Not required for a full Army career', in the last 12 months. Both discharges occurred in April 2002 and neither individual has been re-engaged nor transferred to an s-type engagement.