HL Deb 28 April 1998 vol 589 c21WA
Lord Alderdice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many formed units of the reserve forces have served with the regular Army; and from what areas of the United Kingdom they were raised. [HL1389]

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

Since the end of the Gulf War, no formed units from within the volunteer reserve forces have served in operations with the regular Army. However, composite units and individuals from the volunteer and regular reserves have served recently with the regular forces in many of the places detailed in my Answer on 6 April to my noble friend Lord Jenkins of Putney (Official Report, cols. 78–80). Support is not provided through the call-out of discrete sub-units. Information about the area of the United Kingdom from which the individuals forming those sub-units were drawn could only be provided at disproportionate cost.