§ Mr. Sillars
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make it his policy in future defence estimate statements to indicate the number of officers and officers-designate whose reason for leaving the services comes within the categories "unsatisfactory" and "discipline".
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Outflow from the services of officers and officers-designate whose reason for leaving comes within the categories unsatisfactory and discipline are already included in table 4.18 of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1989" volume 2 (Cm. 675-II) under the heading "other reasons", which has a similar coverage to the "Unsatisfactory, disciplinary and other reasons" sub-heading shown for servicemen and service women. The officers' "other reasons" sub-heading will be changed in future editions of the "Statement on the Defence Estimates" to make this clear. A more detailed breakdown in separate unsatisfactory and disciplinary categories is not available.