asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will make a statement about the future of the Ulster Defence Regiment.
The Ulster Defence Regiment will continue to provide military support for the maintenance of law and order in the Province. The recruitment of full-time members of the regiment is going well and has enabled the UDR's participation in security operations to be increased. As to the future organisation of the regiment, I refer the hon. Member to my reply on 9th November 1978.—[Vol. 957, c. 331.]