HC Deb 31 January 1961 vol 633 cc117-8W
Sir R. Glyn

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will give the number of gunner regiments in the Regular Army and the Territorial Army, respectively, on the following dates, namely, before the Territorial Army doubled in 1938, at the end of the war in 1945, and after the completion of the present series of amalgamations, due to end on 1st April, 1961.

Mr. Profumo

The numbers of Regular and Territorial gunner regiments before the doubling of the Territorial Army in 1938 were 76 and 102 respectively. It is not possible to give the comparable figures for the end of the war in 1945, but for January, 1947, when the Territorial Army was re-formed, they were 106 and 347 respectively. The planned figures for the Territorial Army on 1st April, 1961, are 45. It would not be in the public interest to give the number of Regular Army regiments.