Written Answers - Defence Forces Strength.

Ivan Yates

Question:

127 Mr. Yates asked the Minister for Defence the current strength of the Defence Forces; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [17954/98]

The strength of the Defence Forces at 31 July 1998, the latest date for which figures are available, was 11,653 in the Permanent Defence Force, 496 in the First Line Reserve, 13,935 in the FCA and 336 in the Slua Muirí.