HC Deb 09 December 1998 vol 322 c228W
26. Mr. Laurence Robertson

To ask the Secretary of State for Wales what assessment he has made of the impact on local communities of the closure of nine Territorial Army centres in Wales. [61585]

Mr. Hain

Six Territorial Army Centres in Wales are to close of which two are not currently in use. Twenty two Territorial Army centres will remain in use: 17 in South Wales, 5 in North Wales, plus 3 centres are to be retained for cadets.

The Ministry of Defence have listened to the responses which resulted from the consultative documents with the results that the current complement in Wales of 2,982 will be reduced by 435, a reduction of 14.6 per cent., the lowest of any UK region.

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