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Ulster Defence Regiment

Volume 22: debated on Wednesday 28 April 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total cost of refurbishing the headquarters of 5 battalion Ulster Defence Regiment at Ballykelly.

There are no plans to refurbish this headquarters. Apart from day-to-day maintenance, works undertaken during the past 12 months have cost just over £15,000.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the companies in the Ulster Defence Regiment which have reduced the number of platoons, and indicate what were the projected savings, and the amount of saving actually achieved; how many part-time members there were before the amalgamations took place; and what is the current number.

Adjustments to the numbers of platoons within Ulster Defence Regiments companies are made from time to time to reflect operational requirements, and not with the aim of achieving financial savings. It is not possible to identify from existing records which companies have been reorganised in this way and what changes in personnel numbers may have resulted.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what are the duties of members of the Ulster Defence Regiment at United Kingdom land frontier road crossings: and what are the duties of the Royal Military Police at such checkpoints.