HC Deb 02 December 1980 vol 995 c75W
15. Mr. Neil Thorne

asked the Secretary of State for Defence what proportion of the annual 3 percent. Increase in defence expenditure has been earmarked for enlarging the Territorial Army.

Mr. Hayhoe

Expenditure on the TA will continue to increase as strengths rise towards the establishment. The total spend will be determined in the light of overall priorities within the defence programme, taking account of manpower, equipment and accommodation requirements, and available resources.