HC Deb 09 March 1998 vol 308 c40W
19. Mr. Gray

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the need to maintain the current number of TAVR infantry battalions. [31422]

Dr. Reid

We are looking at all the Arms of the Territorial Army, including the Infantry, in the context of the Strategic Defence Review. It is too early for me to say what the outcome of this assessment will prove to be for the size and structure of any particular Arm.

20. Sir Geoffrey JohnsonSmith

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the current level of TAVR manpower. [31423]

Dr. Reid

On 1 January the strength of the Territorial Army was 55,387. The future size and shape of the Territorial Army will be determined by the Strategic Defence Review.

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