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The figures record all new attendances (i.e. people who have not attended previously) at MOD Departments of Community Mental Health (DCMHs) and in-patient facilities and therefore does not include those whose course of treatment at that facility started prior to January 2007.
Data for 2008 are currently being validated.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the wastage rates from (a) phase 1 and (b) phase 2 training were in each year since 1997. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: Wastage rates of cohorts including phase 1 and phase 2 training for each year since 1997 is not held centrally and could be provided only at disproportionate cost. The following table shows outflow from the untrained UK Regular Forces split by service and rank for each financial year from 1997-98 to 2007-08.
|Outflow( 1) of untrained UK Regular Forces( 2) by Service|
|(1) Outflow from UK Regular Forces includes death and outflow to civil life including recalled reservists on release and outflow to the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment, which was disbanded on 31 March 2008.|
(2) UK Regular Forces includes all trained and untrained personnel. Gurkhas, Full Time Reserve personnel, and mobilised reservists are excluded.
(3) Provisional. Due to ongoing validation of data from the Joint Personnel Administration System, all Naval Service and Army flow statistics for financial year 2006-07 and 2007-08 and all RAF flow statistics for financial year 2007-08 are provisional and subject to review.
Dr. Fox: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the (a) target and (b) actual number of gains to trained strength for (i) officers and (ii) other ranks in each service was since 1997. 
Mr. Bob Ainsworth: The targets and total number of gains to trained strength for officers and other ranks in each service since financial year 1997-98 are shown in the following table.
|Gains to trained strength( 1) for UK regular forces( 2)|
|(1) Figures relate to personnel completing training and joining the trained strength. Direct entries to the trained strength, such as trained re-entrants, professionally qualified officers (PQO) are excluded.|
(2) UK Regular Forces includes Nursing services and excludes Full Time Reserve Service personnel, Gurkhas, the Home Service battalions of the Royal Irish Regiment and mobilised reservists.
(3) Prior to 1998-99 the achieved number of gains to trained strength could not be derived directly from centrally held records. Due to ongoing validation of data from the Joint Personnel Administration System, all Naval Service flow statistics from the 12 month period ending 31 October 2006, all Army flow statistics from period ending 31 March 2007 and all RAF flow statistics from the 12 month period ending 30 April 2007 are provisional and subject to review.
(5) Provisional estimate
(6) Data unavailable
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