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Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many armed forces officers have received initial specialist officer training for (a) caterers and (b) administrators at RAF Halton in each year since 1998. [217585]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The following table gives the number of armed forces personnel who have received initial specialist officer training at RAF Halton in the categories requested. Information is available only from financial year 2003-04.

Officer specialisation
Financial year Catering Administration

2003-04

8

75

2004-05

3

46

2005-06

6

19

2006-07

0

19

2007-08

0

22


Substantive answer from Bob Ainsworth to David Lidington:

Financial Year Armed Forces Personnel

2000-01

4,218

2001-02

4,461

2002-03

4,053

2003-04

3,687

2004-05

4,328

2005-06

4,841

2006-07

4,170

2007-08

3,616



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Trade
Financial Year Catering Administration Supply

1998-99

41

164

144

1999-2000

57

122

243

2000-01

71

56

166

2001-02

128

125

170

2002-03

193

147

217

2003-04

201

120

159

2004-05

188

65

134

2005-06

51

50

2006-07

61

40

2007-08

44

45


Financial Year Recruit Training

1998-99

3,342

1999-2000

3,160

2000-01

2,884

2001-02

3,065

2002-03

3,597

2003-04

3,271

2004-05

1,556

2005-06

957

2006-07

1,075

2007-08

2,149

Note:
Training numbers for financial year 2007-08 includes figures for the Royal Auxiliary Air Force.

Officer Specialisation
Financial Year Catering Administration

1998-99

4

91

1999-2000

1

75

2000-01

9

38

2001-02

1

49

2002-03

0

45

2003-04

8

75

2004-05

3

46

2005-06

6

19

2006-07

0

19

2007-08

0

22



10 Sep 2008 : Column 1822W
Course Financial year Number of officers

Junior management and leadership course (Junior—on promotion to corporal)

1998-99

1,179

1999-2000

1,111

2000-01

1,362

2001-02

1,496

2002-03

1,474

2003-04

1,565

2004-05

2,035

2005-06

1,201

2006-07

1,210

2006-07

1,210

2007-08

1,182

Intermediate management and leadership course (Intermediate—on promotion to sergeant)

1998-99

971

1999-2000

802

2000-01

888

2001-02

898

2002-03

515

2003-04

974

2004-05

1,521

2005-06

903

2006-07

812

2007-08

875

Advanced management and leadership course (Advanced—on promotion to flight sergeant)

1998-99( 1)

1999-2000

121

2000-01

239

2001-02

237

2002-03

251

2003-04

273

2004-05

475

2005-06

279

2006-07

256

2007-08

253

(1) Course did not exist.

Mr. Lidington: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many non-commissioned officers have taken the (a) junior management and leadership course, (b) intermediate management and leadership course and (c) advanced management and leadership course at RAF Halton in each year since 1998. [217588]

Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The following table gives the number of non-commissioned officers who have taken courses at RAF Halton in the areas requested, from financial year 2003-04 to present.


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