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Territorial Army

Volume 495: debated on Tuesday 7 July 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) what the location is of each Territorial Army centre in the United Kingdom; (280199)

(2) what the (a) establishment figure, (b) current manning figure and (c) location is of each unit of company equivalent level or higher of the Territorial Army in the United Kingdom.

There are more than 2,600 sites accommodating the reserve forces and Cadets, ranging from Cadet huts to training areas. The Territorial Army (TA) shares many of these sites with other reserve force and Cadet units, and some TA units are based at regular Army sites. Following the recommendations of the Strategic Review of Reserves to improve the Volunteer Estate, we are currently capturing detailed information about reserve force locations. Once this information is available, I will place a copy in the Library of the House.

A copy of TA sub-unit establishment liability figures will also be placed in the Library of the House.

As at 1 April 2009, total manning for the TA was 35,350. Manning information is held in the Joint Personnel Administration system but not in the format requested. This information could be provided at disproportionate cost in the requested format only.