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Ulster Defence Regiment

Volume 31: debated on Friday 12 November 1982

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the number of full-time and part-time members of the Ulster Defence Regiment in each battalion as at 1 November 1979, 1980, 1981 and 1982.

The numbers of full and part-time members in the Ulster Defence Regiment on the dates mentioned are as follows. It is not the practice to give detailed breakdowns by battalions:

DateFull-time *Part-time
1 November 19792,5344,909
1 November 19802,6964,846
1 November 19812,7424,632
1 November 19822,7844,307

* Excluding Regular Army.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he plans any reduction or increase in the establishment of the Ulster Defence Regiment, either full-time or part-time. in the next 12 months.

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many patrols were carried out by each battalion of the Ulster Defence Regiment in the months of September 1982 and October 1982 and in the same months in 1979, 1980 and 1981.