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Reserve Forces

Volume 79: debated on Friday 17 May 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Defence what assumptions were made concerning available reserves for the West German, the Netherlands, Belgian and British armies and category 2 and 3 divisions of Warsaw Pact nations when drawing up figures 9 and 10 of annex A in the "Statement on the Defence Estimates 1985", Cmnd. 9430-I.

The manpower statistics given in figure 9 contain no reserves for either NATO or Warsaw pact armies. Figure 10 shows divisions which would be augmented by reserves on mobilisation. This applies to most of the NATO and Warsaw pact divisions, including those of the Warsaw pact deemed as category 2 or 3.