§ Mr. Harry Greenway
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence which Army, Royal Air Force and Royal Navy bands will remain in place after current reorganisation and disbanding proposals; how many personnel each will contain and at what cost; and if he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Hanley
On Army bands I refer my hon. Friend to the answer my right hon. Friend the Member for Epsom and Ewell (Mr. Hamilton) gave to my hon. Friend the Member for Gillingham (Mr. Couchman) on 16 March,Official Report, columns 133–34. A study team is currently looking at the implementation of the new structure. The team will consider the question of costs.
The future structure and organisation of the Royal Marine Band Service and the RAF music services are currently under review, but no decisions have yet been taken.