HC Deb 16 February 1987 vol 110 c493W
Mr. McNamara

asked the Secretary of State for Defence if he will state the manpower strength of the British Army in Northern Ireland giving details of the number of personnel in the following categories: (a) Ulster Defence Regiment, (b) Regular British Army and (c) British Territorial Army as at 31 December 1986.

Mr. Stanley

The figures requested are as follows:

Ulster Defence Regiment 6,535
Regular Army 9,920
Territorial Army 3,719

The figures for the Ulster Defence Regiment include both full-time and part-time soldiers. Soldiers of the Territorial Army are not used in support of the RUC in counter-terrorist operations.