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Territorial Army

Volume 204: debated on Friday 28 February 1992

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps he is taking to encourage a new pool of recruits for the Territorial Army; and if he will make a statement.

As part of the restructuring of the Territorial Army, arrangements are being made to establish a recruits pool by 1 April 1995 with the aim of permitting greater flexibility in the future management of TA manpower. At the same time, we will continue to mount publicity and recruiting campaigns to attract the volunteers needed to ensure that the TA in the future is fully manned.