HC Deb 26 March 1979 vol 965 cc61-2W
Mr. Churchill

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what is approximately the average number of hours per week that men serving in battalions on four-month tours in Northern Ireland are being required to work.

Mr. Robert C. Brown

Conditions vary widely throughout the Province and it is not possible to give precise figures. The hours worked by troops on four-month tours vary between about 80 and 110 hours, including time spent on stand-by in readiness for immediate duty, depending on the region in which they are deployed and the level of activity.

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