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Territorial Army (Training)

Volume 13: debated on Thursday 26 November 1981

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what were, for the last 12 months for which figures are readily available, the number of man-training days for the Territorial Army which were available but not used; and what was the saving in expenditure as a result.

In 1980–81, some 136,000 Territorial Army man-training days were unused, some 6 per cent. of the total allocation. At the average rate of daily pay for the year—£15·04—this produced a saving of about £2 million.