To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many service personnel received pre-release training in each year since records began.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
[holding answer 17 October 1990]: Detailed records of the numbers receiving resettlement training have not been maintained since 1985, but we estimate that about 11,000 personnel do so each year. Pursuant to my answer to the hon. Member of 25 July 1990, Official Report, column 298, I should make it clear that the figure of £974 spent per head on pre-release training was based on data from financial year 1984–85. An up-to-date figure is not available.