HC Deb 20 June 1994 vol 245 c62W
Mr. Churchill

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many(a) infantry battalions and Royal Marine Commandos, (b) Royal Artillery regiments, (c) Royal Armoured Corps regiments and (d) Royal Engineer regiments are currently projected to have an emergency tour interval in (i) 1994–95 and (ii) 1995–96 of less than 24 months, assuming continuation of the current level of commitments in Bosnia and Northern Ireland.

Mr. Hanley

On current plans the following number of units will deploy in each of the two years on emergency tours within 24 months of their last emergency tour:

1994–95 1995–96
Infantry battalions and Royal Marine commandos 6 7
Royal Artillery regiments 1 1
Royal Armoured Corps regiments 1 2
Engineer squadrons 4 8