HC Deb 17 July 1990 vol 176 c537W
33. Mr. Bowis

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he has any plans to increase the strength of the Territorial Army.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The work in hand on examining options for change is of a broad policy nature. While it is therefore not possible to be specific at this stage, there is no doubt that the Territorial Army will continue to play a vital role in the future.

82. Mr. Evennett

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what is the total number of serving members of the Territorial Army; and what was the comparable figure 10 years ago.

Mr. Archie Hamilton

The total strength of the Territorial Army, at 31 May, was 72,705. The corresponding figure 10 years ago was 62,989.

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