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Territorial Army: Manpower

Volume 475: debated on Monday 12 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what percentage of Territorial Army personnel are drawn from (a) small, (b) medium and (c) large businesses. (204607)

Figures for the Territorial Army are not available separately from the rest of the Volunteer Reserve Forces (VRF). Latest data show that, of the 59 per cent. of VRF with employers:

27 per cent. work for employers with one to nine employees

26 per cent. work for employers with 10 to 49 employees

23 per cent. work for employers with 50 to 200 employees

10 per cent. work for employers with 200 to 500 employees

14 per cent. work for employers with 500+ employees.