§ 18. Bob Russell
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the approved strength of the Army is; and how many vacancies there are. 
§ Dr. Moonie
As at 1 January 2003, whole Army strength stood at 102,800, representing a shortfall of 4,180 personnel against the current requirement.
United Kingdom armed forces full time strengths and trained requirement figures are contained in the Defence Analytical Services Agency's Tri-Service Publication 3, which is available in the Library of the House.