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Territorial Army

Volume 455: debated on Friday 26 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the maximum number of training days is with pay allowed which are allocated for Territorial Army personnel, broken down by battalion; and whether this number varies. (110705)

There is no upper limit on the number of training days placed on any Territorial Army (TA) officer or soldier. We ensure that all TA officers and soldiers are allocated sufficient training days to meet an annual minimum training requirement in accordance with current TA regulations. Once trained, TA personnel become eligible for a training bounty. The number of training days consumed by a unit in any given year will vary in accordance with its strength and its place in the operational cycle.