HC Deb 21 October 1971 vol 823 c158W
Mr. Mather

asked the Minister of State for Defence what procedures are necessary for the call-up of the Territorial Army and Volunteer Reserve in Northern Ireland.

Mr. G. Johnson Smith

Authority for the call-out of the whole of the T.A.V.R. in the United Kingdom including Northern Ireland, the circumstances in which such call-out may be authorised and the procedure to be followed are contained in Section 25 of the Auxiliary Forces Act, 1953 and Sections 5 and 6 of the Reserve Forces Act, 1966. Section 9 of the latter Act also prescribes the procedure under which, after call-out has been authorised, any member of the force may be called in to service by notice in writing. The circumstances in which the individual will be released from service are set out in Section 12 of this Act.