I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave him on 10 November 2008, Official Report, column 780W.
Defence Analytical Services and Advice figures as at 1 September 2008 show the overall Territorial Army liability requirement as 34,620 and the strength as 28,890 personnel. This represents an overall percentage shortfall of 16.5 per cent.
Figures for each corps of the Territorial Army are not held in the format requested.
As at 12 December 2008, approximately 6,600 Territorial Army personnel were unavailable for further deployment, in line with the Department’s policy of deploying individuals for one year in every five following operational deployments. This figure represents approximately 38 per cent. of the trained Territorial Army strength.
In the past five years (January 2003-April 2008) more than 15,000 Territorial Army personnel have deployed on operations. Accordingly, each period of individual service has attracted an exemption from additional service in the following five year period.