HC Deb 08 February 1966 vol 724 cc52-3W
Mr. Pounder

asked the Secretary of State for Defence (1) if he will state the composition of the units comprising the recently announced Home Defence force which will be raised in Northern Ireland from existing Territorial Army units in the Province;

(2) what proportion of the total personnel in the recently announced Home Defence force for the United Kingdom will be contributed by Northern Ireland.

Mr. Reynolds

Discussions now taking place between the Ministry of Defence, the Home Office and the Council of Territorial and Auxiliary Forces Associations will cover the composition and location of units in the new Home Defence force.