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Territorial Army

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps have been taken to ensure the eligibility of Territorial Army personnel for (a) annual bounty and (b) the Volunteer Reserve Service Medal following the reduction in Territorial Army training days. (293155)

In relation to the steps being taken to ensure opportunities remain for individuals to qualify for their bounty where they have not already done so, I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 13 October 2009, Official Report, columns 1020-21W, to the hon. Member for North-East Milton Keynes (Mr. Lancaster).

Given that opportunities will continue to exist for individuals to earn their bounty, eligibility for the Volunteers Reserve Service Medal should be unaffected by the reduction in TA training this year.