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Army: Reserve Forces

Volume 462: debated on Friday 29 June 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what the present strength is of the Army Volunteer Reserve. (146763)

The present strength of the Army Volunteer Reserve (Territorial Army) as at 1 March 2007 is 35,700. This figure includes Mobilised Territorial Army and Officer Training Corps, but excludes full-time reserve service personnel and non-regular permanent staff.

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when the 1 April 2007 data will be available under heading TSP07 Strength of all Services Reserves and Cadets on the Defence Analytical Service Agency website. (146764)

“TSP7 UK Reserves and Cadets Strengths at 1 April 2007” will be published on the Defence Analytical Services Agency website during September 2007. The actual date of publication will be pre-announced not less than two weeks prior to publication on the Office for National Statistics website in line with National Statistics protocols.