§ 31. Mr. Spencer
asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the most recent position on his proposals to increase the strength of the Territorial Army.
§ Mr. Freeman
The Government's proposals for the phase II expansion of the TA were set out in defence open government document 84/02 entitled "Territorial Army Expansion 1986–90". Phase II formally commenced on 1 April 1986 and has begun well, with many of the new units already formed and recruiting.