Dan Jarvis (Barnsley Central, Labour)
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many (a) successful and (b) unsuccessful applications to join the Territorial Army (TA) have been made since May 2010; and whether his Department plans to increase funding for TA recruitment campaigns.
Mark Francois (Rayleigh and Wickford, Conservative)
There have been approximately 11,000 successful applications and 3,000 unsuccessful applications to join the Territorial Army (TA) since May 2010. As part of the Future Reserves 2020, the Army plan to spend £5 million in financial year (FY) 2012-13 on the TA recruiting campaign and are now drawing up plans for the marketing campaigns in FY 2013-14.