Naval Service figures include Royal Navy commodores and Royal Marines brigadiers.
Data provided for 2007 to 2009 should be considered provisional due to the ongoing validation of data from the Joint Personnel Administration (JPA) System. Figures above 100 have rounded to the nearest 10.
Armed Forces: Training
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect on attendance at Officer Training Corps of the in-year savings announced earlier in 2009. 
Following a reduction in the University Officer Training Corps (UOTC) budget in October, cadet pay has been suspended until April 2010. This was one of a number of budgetary measures taken this year by the Army to enable resources to be better focused on the MOD's main effort in Afghanistan.
A number of UOTC commanders have reported reduced attendance since the suspension of cadet pay. Attendance levels normally drop away at this time of year, as first year undergraduates decide which activities are for them. We will have a clearer picture of students' intentions once they have returned from their Christmas break. Our intention is to restore cadet pay in the next financial year and we hope that the majority of officer cadets will be able to ride out this temporary difficulty.
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the attendance levels have been at Officers Training Corps for each unit as a percentage of (a) establishment and (b) actual strength in each of the last 12 months. 
The attendance levels at each unit of the Officer Training Corps, in each of the last 12 months, as a percentage of establishment and actual strength, is shown in the following tables: