HC Deb 06 July 1979 vol 969 c737W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what was the cost of 44 Parachute Brigade (Volunteers) in its final year before disbandment; and if he will examine as a matter of urgency the possibility of reconstituting this airborne force.

Mr. Hayhoe

The primary operational role of 44 Parachute Brigade (Volunteers) is now undertaken by 7 Field Force and in these circumstances no requirement exists for its reconstitution. Details of the cost of 44 Parachute Brigade (Volunteers) are not readily available.