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Territorial Army: Pay

Volume 458: debated on Thursday 22 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many members of the Territorial Army were employed and paid under the provision of section 29 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996 in each of the last three years; how many earned (a) under £5,000, (b) under £10,000 and (c) under £20,000; and how many have been exempted from paying maintenance for their children through the Child Support Agency as a consequence. (128194)

[holding answer 20 March 2007]: No members of the Territorial Army have been employed under section 29 of the Reserve Forces Act 1996, which can authorise, among other things, the High Readiness Reserve. Were any personnel to be employed in this manner they would be paid according to their rank, seniority and trade group. There are no exemptions for such personnel from existing CSA procedures.