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Army: Reserves

Volume 694: debated on Tuesday 17 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether the future Army structure is fully funded in respect of changes to the structure of the Territorial Army. [HL4596]

The Territorial Army is being rebalanced to match the structural changes that future Army structure has introduced for the Regular Army. This activity will be happening in stages over the coming years and funding exists to support both the growth in TA personnel and the regular support staff at unit, sub-unit and detachment level.

In addition to these activities, TA rebalancing endorsed a total uplift of 409 non-regular permanent staff and 238 civilian staff. Not all these additional posts were funded at the start of the rebalancing process on 1 April 2006. Of the 409 NRPS posts, 230 remain unfunded and, of the 238 civilian staff, 80 posts remain unfunded. Funding for these posts continues to be sought through the department's planning round process.