HC Deb 09 December 1986 vol 107 c142W
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.