HC Deb 26 January 1999 vol 324 cc164-5W
Mr. Hoyle

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) on what date the final draft of the Ministry of Defence publication, "Modern Forces for the Modern World: A Territorial Army for the Future" was(a) approved by Ministers, (b) approved by Commander in Chief Land Command and (c) sent for printing; [65011]

(2) when the document on the future structure of the Territorial Army published on 17 November was sent to the printers; and how far in advance of that date the decisions announced therein were taken. [65314]

Mr. Doug Henderson

It was for Ministers to approve the document "Modern Forces for the Modern World: A Territorial Army for the Future", which they did on 4 November. The document was sent to the printers on 6 November and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence was able to announce his decisions on the future of the TA on 17 November 1998,Official Report, columns 749–70.

Mrs. Ewing

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will list(a) the average total cost, at full establishment and (b) what percentage of that relates to salaries in financial year 1998–99, of (i) an Armoured Infantry Battalion, (ii) Mechanised Infantry Battalion, (iii) Light Infantry Role Battalion, (iv) TA Infantry Battalion, (v) TA Fire Support Battalion, (vi) RAC Armoured Regiment (MBT), (vii) RAC Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment (Scimitar), (viii) TA Reconnaissance (Landrovers), (ix) RA Regiment 1555mm AS90, (x) RA Regiment 105 Light Gun, (xi) RA Regiment MLRS, (xii) RA Regiment Javelin, (xiii) RA Regiment Rapier, (xiv) RA Regiment HVM, (xv) RE Armoured Divisional Engineer Regiment, (xvi) RE Field Squadron, (xvii) RE Amphibious Engineer Squadron, (xviii) RE EOD Squadron, (xix) RE AS Squadron, (xx) TA Field Squadron, (xxi) TA AS Squadron, (xxii) Royal Corps of Signals, (xxiii) Signal Regiment, (xxiv) Independent Squadron, (xxv) TA Independent Squadron, (xxvi) RLC, (xxvii) General support regiment RLC, (xxviii) Divisional support Squadron, (xxix) Brigade support Squadron, (xxx) TA Ration Squadron, (xxxi) REME Support Battalion, (xxxii) RAMC Field Hospital, (xxxiii) RAMC Field Ambulance, (xxxiv) TA Field Hospital, (xxxv) TA Field Ambulance, (xxxvi) Royal Military Police Company and TA Company, (xxxvii) Intelligence Corps Company and TA Company, (xxxviii) Army Air Corps, (xxxix) Squadron Lynx/TOW and (xl) Headquarters and Staff. [66845]

Mr. Doug Henderson

I will write to the hon. Member and a copy of my letter will be placed in the Library of the House.