HC Deb 05 November 1986 vol 103 cc433-4W
Mr. Marlow

asked the Secretary of State for Defence, for each of the last three years for which information is available and for the year to date how many personnel of the Regular reserve have been (a) called to Army reporting centres, (b) reported to Army reporting centres and (c) undertaken uniformed service of at least 48 hours duration.

Mr. Freeman

The number of Regular reservists involved in the activities listed for the current year and three preceding years is as follows:

(a) Called to annual reporting centres
1983–84 46,303
1984–85 41,478
1985–86 36,579
1986–87 Not available

(b) Reported to annual reporting centres
Number per cent.
1983–84 40,730 88
1984–85 35,911 87
1985–86 31,482 86
1986–87 Not available

(c) Uniformed service (training) exceeding 48 hours
1983–84 Nil
1984–85 3,300
1985–86 2,300
1986–87 12,000

1 Total estimated 2,300.

Annual voluntary training for Regular reservists was first introduced in 1984–85: prior to this, only the annual reporting exercise was in force.