Navy: Reserve Forces Commons Hansard: 9 March 2007, Col.2312W. Mr. Hancock: To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what his strategy is for bringing the Royal Navy Reserve up to strength. Derek Twigg: Recruiting is essential to maintaining an effective force and comprehensive recruiting plans have been prepared to ensure that the RNR strength is maintained at the required level. These plans include: increased recruiting targets; a simplified recruiting process; improvements to the RNR website; a more comprehensive range of RNR advertisements. Retention is not currently an issue within the RNR. Over the past six years outflow has remained stable.