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Ulster Defence Regiment

Volume 976: debated on Tuesday 20 November 1979

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he is satisfied with the quality of vehicles and other equipment at present operated by the Ulster Defence Regiment; and what plans he has to upgrade it.

The equipment and vehicles issued to the Ulster Defence Regiment are entirely satisfactory; they are of the same standard as those of the Regular Army and the scale of issue is appropriate to the role and tasks of the regiment. Equipment scales are kept under constant review and are amended as necessary to meet specific requirements.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what sums were spent on advertising for recruits for the Ulster Defence Regiment in Northern Ireland in each of the past three years and the current year to the latest available date.

The information requested is as follows:

1979–1980 estimated152,465