§ Sir T. Beamish
asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many civilians are at present employed by the Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Association and the Army Department in connection with the Reserve Army; and how many will become redundant as a result of its proposed reorganisation.
§ Mr. Reynolds
About 6,000 civilians are employed by Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Associations. Only a limited number of civilians working for the Army Department are employed solely in connection with the Reserve Army, but the total work-load is estimated as the equivalent of a few thousand posts. As my right hon. Friend stated in the House on 29th July, the majority of the civilians employed by the Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Associations will become redundant, but it is not possible to be more precise until discussions with the Council of the Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Associations about the implementation of the proposed reorganisation have been completed. It is too early to say how many civilians employed by the Army Department will become redundant.