HC Deb 13 July 1978 vol 953 cc716-7W
24. Mr. Marten

asked the Secretary of State for Defence how many troops are now in Northern Ireland.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

The present force level is 13 major units of the combat arms. The number of troops is about 13,500, but of course the precise figure fluctuates because of variations in the strengths of individual units.

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