HC Deb 20 January 2004 vol 416 c1121W
Mr. Swayne

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many compulsory call-out notices have been issued in each of the last three years; and how many individuals were mobilised in each of those years. [R] [147136]

Mr. Caplin

In 2003, over 13,500 call-out notices were issued. However, it should be noted that some individuals received more than one call-out notice to report for a particular operation. The number of call-out notices issued in 2001 and 2002 is not centrally held and could be provided only at disproportionate cost.

The number of reservists who were mobilised in the last three years is as follows:

2001 920
2002 1,720
2003 9,550

These figures include Volunteer Reserves, Regular Reserves and Sponsored Reserves.