Written Answers. - Defence Forces Strength.

264.

asked the Minister for Defence if he will state in respect of each corps and formation of the permanent Defence Forces, their establishment and strength by rank and corps on 30 September 1982, 31 December 1982, and 30 September 1983.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement I propose to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement:

Establishment v Strength by Ranks by Corps as on 30 September 1982

Lt Gen

Maj Gen

Brig Gen

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Cpl

Tot NCOs

Ptes

Cadets

Total

Staffs

Est

1

2

5

21

51

100

96

13

289

1

21

50

138

112

322

265

876

Str

1

2

5

21

50

99

55

5

1

239

1

19

48

127

92

287

177

703

Infantry

Est

11

75

155

170

411

11

11

46

165

478

1,094

1,805

4,312

6,528

Str

1

2

13

89

108

79

40

332

10

10

42

137

416

921

1,536

3,264

5,132

Artillery

Est

1

6

22

45

49

123

5

5

13

44

144

148

359

808

1,290

Str

2

6

24

23

21

14

90

4

5

12

41

110

128

300

641

1,031

Cavalry

Est

1

2

14

29

31

77

1

1

7

11

99

92

211

554

842

Str

1

2

17

22

16

5

63

1

7

10

88

76

182

477

722

Engineers

Est

1

7

20

34

20

82

1

1

5

11

57

71

146

516

744

Str

1

7

18

35

16

77

1

1

5

10

51

65

133

391

601

Signals

Est

1

3

14

37

20

75

1

1

17

11

100

190

320

423

818

Str

1

4

14

21

13

5

58

1

1

12

10

77

116

217

309

584

Ordnance

Est

1

8

15

26

20

70

7

17

13

154

111

302

387

759

Str

1

8

18

28

8

63

7

14

13

119

77

230

170

463

Supply & Transport

Est

1

2

22

30

34

89

1

1

13

17

93

171

296

601

986

Str

1

2

22

26

21

5

77

1

1

12

15

76

118

223

478

778

Medical

Est

1

10

20

65

1

97

3

2

7

16

65

82

175

327

599

Str

1

11

12

22

46

3

2

6

13

55

70

149

193

388

Military Police

Est

1

3

13

22

13

52

4

1

12

16

105

656

794

22

868

Str

1

2

14

14

6

37

3

1

11

13

71

393

492

20

549

Air Corps

Est

1

1

12

32

66

59

171

4

3

56

16

136

208

423

578

1,172

Str

1

1

10

23

31

29

13

108

4

3

39

12

91

125

274

462

844

Naval Service

Est

1

2

6

33

75

20

137

6

1

75

16

204

203

505

463

1,105

Str

1

2

6

24

32

24

29

118

6

1

55

8

137

113

320

454

10

902

Observer Corps

Est

1

1

6

8

16

1

12

12

1

26

21

63

Str

1

1

3

5

4

6

10

15

Special

Est

4

8

34

70

38

154

10

12

20

22

168

206

438

822

1,414

Establishments

Str

5

11

36

51

25

5

133

10

12

18

20

152

202

414

618

51

1,216

*6 Irish Component Camp Command Structure

Est

2

2

1

1

1

2

7

18

30

19

51

Str

1

2

3

1

1

2

8

17

29

20

52

*51st Inf Bn UNIFIL

Est

1

16

15

15

47

1

1

8

9

56

131

206

387

640

Str

2

16

19

10

47

1

1

7

9

49

121

188

403

638

Grand Summary

Est

1

2

7

37

130

420

758

488

1,843

47

47

310

420

1.953

3,345

6,122

10,099

18,064

Str

2

2

7

41

136

429

489

273

117

1,496

46

46

260

365

1,633

2,634

4,984

8,077

61

14,618

* The Establishment of these Units are taken from the Establishments of other Units and are not included in the grand summary.

Establishment v Strength by Ranks by Corps as on 31 December 1982

Lt Gen

Maj Gen

Brig Gen

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Cpl

Tot NCOs

Ptes

Cadets

Total

Staffs

Est

1

2

5

21

51

100

96

13

289

1

21

50

138

112

322

265

876

Str

1

2

5

21

49

95

51

5

1

230

1

20

47

118

92

278

199

707

Infantry

Est

11

75

155

170

411

11

11

46

165

478

1,094

1,805

4,312

6,528

Str

1

1

13

87

118

79

43

342

10

11

39

141

408

900

1,509

3,112

4,963

Artillery

Est

1

6

22

45

49

123

5

5

13

44

144

148

359

808

1,290

Str

2

6

25

23

21

14

91

5

5

12

40

122

123

307

612

1,010

Cavalry

Est

1

2

14

29

31

77

1

1

7

11

99

92

211

554

842

Str

1

2

17

22

18

5

65

1

1

7

6

89

75

179

483

727

Engineers

Est

1

7

20

34

20

82

1

1

5

11

57

71

146

516

744

Str

1

7

20

36

14

78

1

1

5

10

51

65

133

397

608

Signals

Est

1

3

14

37

20

75

1

1

17

11

100

190

320

423

818

Str

1

4

13

23

15

5

61

1

1

13

11

77

119

222

295

578

Ordnance

Est

1

8

15

26

20

70

7

17

13

154

111

302

387

759

Str

1

8

18

27

9

63

7

14

13

114

82

230

165

458

Supply & Transport

Est

1

2

22

30

34

89

1

1

13

17

93

171

296

601

986

Str

1

2

22

25

25

5

80

1

1

12

15

80

117

226

461

767

Medical

Est

1

10

20

65

1

97

3

2

7

16

65

82

175

327

599

Str

1

9

15

21

2

48

3

2

7

15

55

71

153

188

389

Military Police

Est

1

3

13

22

13

52

4

1

12

16

105

656

794

22

868

Str

1

2

13

13

11

40

3

1

11

11

70

384

480

21

541

Air Corps

Est

1

1

12

32

66

59

171

4

3

56

16

136

208

423

578

1,172

Str

1

1

10

23

30

31

9

105

3

3

35

11

90

127

269

462

836

Naval Service

Est

1

2

6

33

75

20

137

6

1

75

16

204

203

505

463

1,105

Str

1

2

6

23

31

31

24

118

6

1

52

8

142

122

331

419

9

877

Observer Corps

Est

1

1

6

8

16

1

12

12

1

26

21

63

Str

1

1

3

5

1

4

6

11

2

18

Special

Est

4

8

34

70

38

154

10

12

20

22

168

206

438

822

1,414

Establishments

Str

5

14

36

50

25

5

135

10

11

20

19

155

195

410

628

107

1,280

*7 Irish Component Camp Command Structure

Est

2

2

1

1

1

2

8

18

31

21

54

Str

1

2

3

2

2

10

20

34

23

60

*52 Inf Bn UNIFIL

Est

1

16

16

15

48

1

1

8

9

56

131

206

386

640

Str

3

15

18

11

1

48

1

4

10

53

115

183

407

638

Grand Summary

Est

1

2

7

37

130

420

758

488

1,843

47

47

310

420

1,953

3,345

6,122

10,099

18,064

Str

2

2

7

40

137

425

490

297

112

1,512

45

46

254

363

1,640

2,607

4,955

7,874

116

14,457

* The Establishments of these Units are taken from the Establishments of other Units and are not included in the grand summary.

Establishment V Strength by Ranks by Corps as on 30 September 1983.

Lt Gen

Maj Gen

Brig Gen

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Cpl

Total NCOs

Ptes

Cadets

Total

Staffs

Est

1

2

5

21

50

101

96

13

289

1

21

50

138

112

322

265

876

Str

1

2

5

21

48

98

54

8

1

238

1

21

46

121

85

274

195

707

Infantry

Est

11

75

155

170

411

11

11

46

165

478

1,094

1,085

4,312

6,528

Str

1

2

12

91

112

95

44

357

8

9

42

138

428

912

1,537

2,975

4,869

Artillery

Est

1

6

22

45

49

123

5

5

13

44

144

148

359

808

1,290

Str

1

7

22

22

27

18

97

5

4

11

36

124

127

307

611

1,015

Cavalry

Est

1

2

14

29

31

77

1

1

7

11

99

92

211

554

842

Str

1

2

17

19

21

6

66

1

1

7

8

88

79

184

482

732

Engineers

Est

1

7

20

34

20

82

1

1

5

11

57

71

146

516

744

Str

1

7

19

33

14

74

1

1

5

10

54

62

133

384

591

Signals

Est

1

3

14

37

20

75

1

1

17

11

100

190

320

423

818

Str

1

4

16

18

16

7

62

1

14

10

77

123

225

273

560

Ordnance

Est

1

8

15

26

20

70

7

17

13

154

111

302

387

759

Str

1

8

18

29

6

62

7

12

14

121

73

227

165

454

Supply & Transport

Est

1

2

22

30

34

89

1

1

13

17

93

171

296

601

986

Str

1

2

22

21

27

5

78

1

1

12

14

79

119

226

451

755

Medical

Est

1

10

20

65

1

97

3

2

7

16

65

82

175

327

599

Str

1

10

13

18

2

44

3

2

6

14

56

67

148

186

378

Military Police

Est

1

3

13

22

13

52

4

1

12

16

105

656

794

22

868

Str

1

2

14

11

9

37

3

1

11

14

69

369

467

17

521

Air Corps

Est

1

1

12

32

66

59

171

4

3

56

16

136

208

423

578

1,172

Str

1

1

10

23

29

36

7

107

4

3

35

12

94

133

281

459

15

862

Naval Service

Est

1

2

6

33

75

20

137

6

1

75

16

204

203

505

463

1,105

Str

1

2

6

23

31

43

17

123

5

1

59

6

153

147

371

322

5

821

Observer Corps

Est

1

1

6

8

16

1

12

12

1

26

21

63

Str

1

1

3

5

1

3

6

1

11

1

17

Special Establishments

Est

4

9

33

70

38

154

10

12

20

22

168

206

438

822

1,414

Str

5

11

35

45

29

4

129

10

11

19

21

152

210

423

591

39

1,182

*No. 1 Security Company

Est

1

3

4

8

1

1

9

33

44

133

185

Str

1

2

1

4

1

1

4

3

9

23

36

*8 Irish Component Camp Comd Structure

Est

2

3

1

1

1

2

10

17

32

21

55

Str

1

2

3

1

3

9

18

31

22

56

*53 Inf Bn UNIFIL

Est

1

17

15

17

50

1

1

9

10

58

131

210

406

666

Str

1

15

19

13

48

1

2

4

4

55

120

190

417

655

Grand Summary

Est

1

2

7

37

130

420

758

488

1,843

47

47

310

420

1,953

3,345

6,122

10,099

18,064

Str

2

2

7

40

132

430

465

347

109

1,534

44

44

260

358

1,690

2,648

5,044

7,574

59

14,211

* The Establishments of these Units are taken from the Establishments of other Units and are not included in the grand summary.

265.

asked the Minister for Defence if he will state in respect of each corps and formation of the reserve Defence Forces, their establishment and strength by rank and corps on 30 September, 1982, 31 December, 1982 and 30 September, 1983.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement, I propose to circulate it with the Official Report. Following is the statement:

Establishment v Strength An FCA — 30 September, 1982

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2 Lt

Total

Sm

Bq

C/S

Cq

Sgt

Cpl

Total Total Nco

Pte

Grand Grand Total

Area

Est

97

97

97

Commanders

Str

31

31

31

Staffs

Est

18

18

18

Str

16

1

17

17

Infantry

Est

119

534

653

18

18

83

83

653

2,526

3,381

11,645

15,679

Str

30

71

223

120

444

14

9

67

45

513

1,415

2,063

12,481

14,988

Artillery

Est

18

66

117

201

6

6

21

21

300

357

711

2,304

3,216

Str

17

33

33

38

121

5

4

14

14

192

196

425

1,921

2,467

Cavalry

Est

18

9

27

3

3

54

45

105

396

528

Str

6

11

4

21

3

2

41

43

89

400

510

Engineers

Est

6

15

21

3

3

33

60

99

567

687

Str

4

9

13

3

1

30

32

66

452

531

Signals

Est

3

15

18

3

3

21

72

99

243

360

Str

3

8

4

15

3

1

17

46

67

289

371

Ordnance

Est

Str

Supply and Transport

Est

3

21

24

3

3

27

66

99

264

387

Str

2

11

1

14

3

3

21

53

80

431

525

Medical

Est

12

36

48

6

6

60

54

126

558

732

Str

4

9

4

17

5

3

38

42

88

376

481

Military

Est

6

24

30

6

6

66

378

456

24

510

Str

6

10

6

22

6

5

58

278

347

427

796

F.C.A. Establishment and Strength 31 December, 1982

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2 Lt

Total

Sm

Bq

C/S

Cq

Sgt

Cpl

Total Nco

Pte

Grand Total

Area

Est

97

97

97

Commanders

Str

30

30

30

Staffs

Est

18

18

18

Str

16

1

17

17

Infantry

Est

1

119

534

653

18

18

83

83

653

2,526

3,381

11,645

15,679

Str

29

74

215

118

436

14

10

67

45

509

1,423

2,068

12,418

14,922

Artillery

Est

18

66

117

201

6

6

21

21

300

357

711

2,304

3,216

Str

17

35

29

39

120

5

4

14

16

186

199

424

1,951

2,495

Cavalry

Est

18

9

27

3

3

54

45

105

396

528

Str

6

11

5

22

3

2

39

35

79

438

539

Engineers

Est

6

15

21

3

3

33

60

99

567

687

Str

4

9

13

3

1

27

38

69

504

586

Signals

Est

3

15

18

3

3

21

72

99

243

360

Str

2

8

4

14

3

1

20

44

68

286

368

Ordnance

Est

Str

Supply and Transport

Est

3

21

24

3

3

27

66

99

264

387

Str

2

11

1

14

3

3

22

51

79

450

543

Medical

Est

12

36

48

6

6

60

54

126

558

732

Str

4

9

4

17

5

3

39

44

91

391

499

Military

Est

6

24

30

6

6

66

378

456

24

510

Str

6

10

6

22

4

5

56

226

291

444

797

F.C.A. Establishment and Strength 30 September, 1983

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2 Lt

Total

Sm

Bq

C/S

Cq

Sgt

Cpl

Total Nco

Pte

Grand Total

Area

Est

97

97

97

Commanders

Str

30

30

30

Staffs

Est

18

18

18

Str

17

1

18

18

Infantry

Est

119

534

653

18

18

83

83

653

2,526

3,381

11,645

15,679

Str

30

102

184

144

460

14

10

63

49

492

1,349

1,977

9,818

12,255

Artillery

Est

18

66

117

201

6

6

21

21

300

357

711

2,304

3,216

Str

17

39

26

46

128

6

4

15

16

177

206

424

1,321

1,873

Cavalry

Est

18

9

27

3

3

54

45

105

396

528

Str

9

7

6

22

3

2

37

28

70

280

372

Engineers

Est

6

15

21

3

3

33

60

99

567

687

Str

9

4

13

3

1

25

47

76

348

437

Signals

Est

3

15

18

3

3

21

72

99

243

360

Str

5

5

5

15

3

1

20

58

82

192

289

Ordnance

Est

Str

Supply and Transport

Est

3

21

24

3

3

27

66

99

264

387

Str

4

9

4

17

3

3

19

48

73

307

397

Medical

Est

12

36

48

6

6

60

54

126

558

732

Str

3

9

4

16

5

3

36

44

88

321

425

Military

Est

6

24

30

6

6

66

378

456

24

510

Str

7

9

11

27

4

5

51

221

281

304

612

An Slua Muirí Establishment and Strength on Dates Shown

Date

Lieut Comdrs

Lieuts

Sub- Lieut

Total Officers

Warrnat Officers

Senior Chief Petty Officers

Chief Petty Officers

Senior Petty Officers

Petty Officers

Leading Seamen

Total Non Commisioned Officers

Seamen

Total All Ranks

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

EST

STR

30 September 1982

5

5

15

9

30

13

50

27

5

4

25

21

5

2

80

34

105

18

220

79

405

292

675

398

31 December 1982

5

5

15

9

30

13

50

27

5

4

25

21

5

3

80

39

105

14

220

81

405

315

675

423

30 September 1983

5

4

15

8

30

12

50

24

5

5

25

20

5

4

80

39

105

22

220

90

405

245

675

359

1st Line Reserve — Effective Strength

30 September, 1982

Lt. Col.

Comdt

Capt

LT.

2 LT.

Total

SM

BQ

C/S

CQ

SGT

CPL

Total NCO

PTE

Grand Total

Infantry

STR

7

14

4

25

6

20

26

292

343

Artillery

STR

3

3

1

1

2

49

54

Cavalry

STR

2

3

2

7

2

2

36

45

Engineers

STR

6

4

1

11

1

3

4

55

70

Signals

STR

2

2

4

1

1

14

19

Ordnance

STR

1

2

1

4

1

2

3

11

18

Supply & Transport

STR

2

3

1

6

1

4

5

29

40

Air Corps

STR

1

3

42

4

50

1

9

6

16

21

87

Medical

STR

1

1

2

1

5

3

8

Mil Police

STR

1

1

1

13

14

15

Navy

STR

6

7

13

2

17

18

37

28

78

Special Establishments

STR

2

4

6

6

Note: There is no Establishment for 1st Line Res.

1st Line Reserve — Effective Strength

31st December, 1982

Lt. Col.

Comdt

Capt

LT

2 LT

Total

SM

BQ

C/S

CQ

SGT

CPL

Total NCO

PTE

Grand Total

Infantry

STR

7

13

4

24

6

17

23

313

360

Artillery

STR

3

3

1

1

2

47

52

Cavalry

STR

2

3

2

7

2

2

31

40

Engineers

STR

6

3

1

10

1

3

4

54

68

Signals

STR

2

2

4

2

2

20

26

Ordnance

STR

1

2

1

4

1

2

3

10

17

Supply & Transport

STR

2

3

1

6

1

4

5

31

42

Medical

STR

1

2

1

4

2

6

Military Police

STR

1

1

1

15

16

17

Air Corps

STR

1

3

41

3

48

1

9

7

17

22

87

Navy

STR

6

7

13

4

20

20

44

33

90

Special Establishments

STR

2

4

6

6

Note: There is no Establishment for 1st Line Res.

1st Line Reserve — Effective Strength

30th September, 1983

Lt. Col.

Comdt

Capt

LT

2 LT

Total

SM

BQ

C/S

CQ

SGT

CPL

Total NCO

PTE

Grand Total

Infantry

STR

7

12

4

23

4

24

28

400

451

Artillery

STR

2

2

1

1

2

51

55

Cavalry

STR

2

3

3

8

2

2

39

49

Engineers

STR

5

4

1

10

1

2

3

56

69

Signals

STR

2

2

4

2

2

25

31

Ordnance

STR

1

2

1

4

2

2

12

18

Supply & Transport

STR

2

3

1

6

1

3

4

33

43

Medical

STR

2

1

3

1

4

Military Police

STR

1

1

1

17

18

19

Air Corps

STR

1

3

40

3

47

1

8

6

15

23

85

Navy

STR

6

8

14

4

1

21

25

51

43

108

Special Establishments

STR

2

3

5

5

Note: There is no Establishment for 1st Line Res.

266.

asked the Minister for Defence the strength and establishment of the Defence Forces, including reserves, for each month from September, 1982 to October, 1983; and if he will give these figures as a percentage of the establishment.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement I propose to circulate it with the Official Report. Following is the statement:

Permanent Defence Force.

Strength v Establishment on the Last Day of Each Month

Total

September 1982

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,618

%

80.92

October 1982

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,560

%

80.60

November 1982

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,507

%

80.30

December 1982

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,457

%

80.00

January 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,345

%

79.41

February 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,266

%

78.97

March 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,189

%

78.55

April 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,132

%

78.23

May 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,073

%

77.91

June 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,006

%

77.54

July 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

13,931

%

77.12

August 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,224

%

78.74

September 1983

Establishment

18,064

Strength

14,201

%

78.61

October 1983

Establishment

18,237

Strength

14,136

%

77.51

Reserve Defence Force — 1st Line

Strength on Last Day of Each Month

Total

September 1982

Strength

783

October 1982

Strength

811

November 1982

Strength

831

December 1982

Strength

811

January 1983

Strength

809

February 1983

Strength

831

March 1983

Strength

845

April 1983

Strength

859

May 1983

Strength

872

June 1983

Strength

889

July 1983

Strength

905

August 1983

Strength

929

September 1983

Strength

937

October 1983

Strength

946

Note: There is no establishment laid down for the 1st Line of the Reserve Defence Force.

Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil

Strength v Establishment on the Last Day of Each Month

Total

September 1982

Establishment

22,214

Strength

20,717

%

93.26

October 1982

Establishment

22,214

Strength

20,796

%

93.62

November 1982

Establishment

22,214

Strength

20,918

%

94.17

December 1982

Establishment

22,214

Strength

20,796

%

93.62

January 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

16,994

%

76.50

February 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

17,151

%

77.21

March 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

17,096

%

76.96

April 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

17,065

%

76.82

May 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

17,007

%

76.56

June 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

16,935

%

76.24

July 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

16,909

%

76.12

August 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

16,803

%

75.64

September 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

16,708

%

75.21

October 1983

Establishment

22,214

Strength

16,600

%

74.73

Slua Muirí

Strength v Establishment on the Last Day of Each Month

Total

September 1982

Establishment

675

Strength

398

%

58.96

October 1982

Establishment

675

Strength

398

%

58.96

November 1982

Establishment

675

Strength

411

%

60.89

December 1982

Establishment

675

Strength

423

%

62.67

January 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

346

%

51.26

February 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

365

%

54.07

March 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

367

%

54.37

April 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

369

%

54.67

May 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

369

%

54.67

June 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

365

%

54.07

July 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

366

%

54.22

August 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

363

%

53.78

September 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

359

%

53.18

October 1983

Establishment

675

Strength

359

%

53.19

267.

asked the Minister for Defence if he will state (a) the number of members of the reserve Defence Forces designated by first line, an Fóras Cosanta and An Slua Muirí who attended for annual training in the period 4 January to 31 October, 1983 (b) this number as a percentage of their respective establishments and (c) the number who received their full rate of gratuity for attendance in that period.

The number of members of the Reserve Defence Force who attended for annual training from the beginning of January until the 31 October of this years is as follows:— Reserve of Officers (First Line), Reserve of Men (First Line) — 476; An Fórsa Cosanta Áitiúil (Officers and Men) — 7,886; An Slua Muirí (Officers and Men) — 190.

These figures represent 50 per cent, 48 per cent and 53 per cent of the respective strengths on the 31 October, 1983.

Apart from the exceptions mentioned hereunder all members of the Reserve Defence Force who attended for annual training qualified for the full rate of gratuity. Six members of the First Line Reserve did not, for various reasons, fulfil the conditions prescribed in Defence Force Regulations for payment of the full rate of gratuity. Each person involved qualified for a reduced rate of gratuity.

268.

asked the Minister for Defence the establishment and strength of members of the permanent Defence Forces by rank and corps who were attached to units or formations of the reserve Defence Forces on 30 September, 1980, 1981, 1982 and 1983.

As the reply is in the form of a tabular statement I propose to circulate it with the Official Report.

Following is the statement.

Strength V Estabs. by Ranks by Corps of PDF Personnel Employed with the FCA as on 30 September 1980

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Cpl

Total NCOs

Ptes

Grand Total

Staffs

Est

3

4

15

8

30

4

4

14

10

32

17

79

Str

3

5

16

24

3

3

12

8

26

9

59

Infantry

Est

18

54

54

126

108

54

144

306

126

558

Str

18

27

45

89

54

118

261

88

394

Artillery

Est

6

12

15

33

3

24

27

33

87

46

168

Str

6

7

6

19

3

23

19

28

73

40

132

Cavalry

Est

3

3

6

3

6

12

21

3

30

Str

3

3

6

3

5

8

16

3

25

Engineers

Est

3

3

3

9

5

12

6

23

8

40

Str

3

2

2

7

4

9

3

16

6

29

Signals

Est

3

3

6

3

6

6

15

6

27

Str

3

1

1

5

2

6

5

13

5

23

Supply and Transport

Est

3

3

3

9

5

9

9

23

23

55

Str

3

3

3

9

3

7

9

19

11

39

Medical

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

4

1

5

5

3

8

4

17

Military Police

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

6

6

5

5

10

3

19

SUB TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

86

75

231

7

164

140

220

531

241

1,005

Str

3

5

62

44

12

126

6

137

120

179

442

169

737

Lieut (NS)

C.P.O.

P.O.

Smn

Slua Muirí

Est

3

3

5

13

18

5

26

Str

1

1

5

9

15

4

20

TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

89

75

234

12

164

153

220

549

246

1,031

Str

3

5

62

45

12

127

11

137

129

180

457

173

757

As on 30 September 1981

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Cpl

Total NCOs

Ptes

Grand Total

Staffs

Est

3

4

15

8

30

4

4

14

10

32

17

79

Str

3

4

16

1

24

4

4

14

6

28

11

63

Infantry

Est

18

54

54

126

108

54

144

306

126

558

Str

17

25

1

43

88

49

121

258

104

405

Artillery

Est

6

12

15

33

3

24

27

33

87

48

168

Str

5

9

3

17

3

23

18

30

74

40

131

Cavalry

Est

3

3

6

3

6

12

21

3

30

Str

3

2

5

3

6

8

17

4

26

Engineers

Est

3

3

3

9

5

12

6

23

8

40

Str

3

3

2

8

4

9

4

17

8

33

Signals

Est

3

3

6

3

6

6

15

6

27

Str

3

2

5

2

7

5

14

5

24

Supply and Transport

Est

3

3

3

9

5

9

9

23

23

55

Str

3

3

3

9

4

8

8

20

17

46

Medical

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

3

2

5

5

5

10

5

20

Military Police

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

SUB TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

86

75

231

7

164

140

220

531

243

1,005

Str

3

4

59

47

9

122

7

139

122

182

450

200

772

Lieut (NS)

C.P.O.

P.O.

Smn

Slua Muirí

Est

3

3

5

13

18

5

26

Str

1

1

4

9

13

4

18

TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

89

75

234

12

164

153

220

540

248

1,031

Str

3

4

59

48

9

123

11

139

131

182

463

204

790

As on 30 September 1982

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Total Cpl NCOs

Ptes

Grand Total

Staff

Est

3

4

15

8

30

4

4

14

10

32

17

79

Str

3

4

14

1

22

3

4

12

6

25

8

55

Infantry

Est

18

54

54

126

108

54

144

306

126

558

Str

18

27

1

46

91

52

122

265

109

420

Artillery

Est

6

12

15

33

3

24

27

33

87

48

168

Str

6

9

4

19

3

24

21

30

78

44

141

Cavalry

Est

3

3

6

3

6

12

21

3

30

Str

3

1

4

2

6

9

17

4

25

Engineers

Est

3

3

3

9

5

12

6

23

8

40

Str

3

2

1

6

4

9

6

19

7

32

Signals

Est

3

3

6

3

6

6

15

6

27

Str

3

2

5

3

5

5

13

5

23

Supply and Transport

Est

3

3

3

9

5

9

9

23

23

55

Str

2

3

2

7

3

9

9

21

19

47

Medical

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

3

1

4

5

4

1

10

4

18

Military Police

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

6

6

6

6

12

5

23

SUB TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

86

75

231

7

164

140

220

531

243

1,005

Str

3

4

58

46

8

119

6

142

124

188

460

205

784

Lieut (NS)

C.P.O.

P.O.

Smn

Slua Muirí

Est

3

3

5

13

18

5

26

Str

1

1

5

10

15

5

21

TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

89

75

234

12

164

153

220

549

248

1,031

Str

3

4

58

47

8

120

11

142

134

188

475

210

805

30 September 1983

Col

Lt Col

Comdt

Capt

Lt

2/Lt

Total Offrs

SM

BQ

CS

CQ

Sgt

Cpl

Total NCOs

Ptes

Grand Total

Staff

Est

3

4

15

8

30

4

4

14

10

32

17

79

Str

3

4

15

22

4

3

12

7

26

14

62

Infantry

Est

18

54

54

126

108

54

144

306

126

558

Str

18

24

1

43

88

53

120

261

102

406

Artillery

Est

6

12

15

33

3

24

27

33

87

48

168

Str

6

6

8

20

3

25

20

27

75

46

141

Cavalry

Est

3

3

6

3

6

12

21

3

30

Str

3

1

4

2

6

11

19

3

26

Engineers

Est

3

3

3

9

5

12

6

23

8

40

Str

2

3

2

7

5

10

6

21

7

35

Signals

Est

3

3

6

3

6

6

15

6

27

Str

3

1

4

3

6

6

15

4

23

Supply & Transport

Est

3

3

3

9

5

9

9

23

23

55

Str

3

3

1

7

3

9

8

20

18

45

Medical

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

4

4

4

5

9

5

18

Military Police

Est

6

6

6

6

12

6

24

Str

5

5

5

6

11

4

20

SUB TOTAL

Est

3

4

63

86

75

231

7

164

140

220

531

243

1,005

Str

3

4

59

38

12

116

7

138

127

185

457

203

776

Lieut (NS)

CPO

PO

Smn

Slua Muirí

Est

3

3

5

13

18

5

26

Str

1

1

5

9

14

5

20

Total

Est

3

4

63

89

75

234

12

164

153

220

549

248

1,031

Str

3

4

59

39

12

117

12

138

136

185

471

208

796

269.

asked the Minister for Defence if he will state in respect of the FCA and An Slua Muirí (a) the number of personnel on the effective strength of these forces on 31 January 1982, 31 December 1982 and 31 January 1983; (b) the number of personnel who were declared non-effective in respect of the year 1982; (c) the number of personnel who were discharged for other reasons in 1982 and the general reasons for these discharges; and (d) the number of enlistments during 1982; and whether he is aware of the average length of effective service of privates, seamen, corporals and leading seamen.

Following is the statement:

Effective Strength

Number of Personnel declared non-effective in respect of 1982

*Other Dis- charges 1982

Enlist- ments 1982

Average Effective Service

31 January 1982

31 January 1982

31 January 1983

Privates Seamen

Corporals and Leading Seamen

F.C.A.

18,416

20,796

16,994

5,652

836

3,935

2 yrs(approx)

2-4 years

Slua Muirí

320

423

346

114

30

46

2 yrs(approx)

2-4 years

* General reasons for such discharges include improper enlistment, civil conviction, to enlist in P.D.F., to become an officer, under age on enlistment, on own request, compassionate grounds, termination of engagement, below army physical standard, services no longer required.