§ 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.