HC Deb 17 September 2004 vol 424 c1889W
Mr. Liddell-Grainger

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what funding is being provided to Territorial Army personnel returning from service in Iraq. [186497]

Mr. Caplin

Such personnel are given paid leave up to a maximum of 40 days, depending on the length of their deployment. The final day of this period of leave is considered to be the last day of mobilised service. In addition, and depending on personal circumstances. TA personnel may continue to receive the Reserve Standard Award (RSA) and the Reserve Hardship Award (RHA) until their last day of mobilised service.

For those self-employed TA personnel returning from Iraq, are-training grant under the Employers Financial Assistance Scheme is also available.