§ 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 Number 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 Number 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.