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Reserves

Volume 405: debated on Thursday 15 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list the call out notices issued by his Department, broken down by type of notice, for the call out of reserves in each year since 1997, stating in each case (a) the unit to be called up, (b) the units to which the reserves were attached, (c) the location of the deployment, (d) the numbers of reserves sought and (e) the number achieved; and if he will make a statement. [113251]

The information requested is not centrally held and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the (a) Territorial Army, (b) Royal Naval Reserve, (c) Royal Auxiliary Air Force, (d) Royal Marines Reserve and (e) Regular Reserve were (i) deployed and (ii) called up in connection with Operation Telic. [112085]

As at 2 May 2003, the information requested for Operation Telic was as follows.

Call-out notices servedAccepted into service
Royal Navy
Regular Reserve (RFR)00
Volunteer Reserve (RNR)354282
Royal Marines
Regular Reserve (RFR)00
Volunteer Reserve (RMR)136112
Army
Regular Reserve (RAR)1,288214
Volunteer Reserve (TA)5,2523,480
RAF
Regular Reserve (RAFR)526148
Volunteer Reserve (RAuxAF)1,150831
Total8,7065,067