§ Mr. Soames
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what the UK armed forces full-time strength(a) numbers and (b) requirements are for each of the three forces. 
§ Mr. Ingram
I refer the hon. Member to Tri-Service Publication (TSP) 3:UK Armed Forces Strengths and Requirements.
This is available in the House of Commons Library and is updated on a monthly basis.
TSP 3 for 1 August 2004 was published on 14 September 2004. The 1 September 2004 issue is due for publication between 29 September and 13 October.