HC Deb 19 November 2003 vol 413 c970W
Mr. Liddell-Grainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many Territorial Army soldiers are(a) in the Gulf and (b) overseas; and how many are preparing for deployment in the Gulf. [138952]

Mr. Caplin

As at 13 November 2003, 1,780 members of the Territorial Army (TA) are currently serving in the Gulf, with a further 295 serving elsewhere overseas. 580 members of the TA are currently preparing to deploy to the Gulf, although many of these individuals will not arrive in theatre until after the Christmas period.