Territorial Army

Defence written question – answered on 27th June 2006.

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Photo of Jim Sheridan Jim Sheridan PPS (Team PPS), Ministry of Defence

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people (a) joined and (b) resigned from the Territorial Army in Scotland in 2005.

Photo of David Evennett David Evennett Opposition Whip (Commons)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people in the London borough of Bexley serve in the Territorial Army.

Photo of Tom Watson Tom Watson Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Ministry of Defence) (Veterans), Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee

The information is not held centrally in the format requested. Official strength figures for the Territorial Army (TA) are collated for the United Kingdom and not its constituent nations, counties or towns. As at 1 May 2006, the total strength of the TA was 37,270.


1. This figure includes 1,090 Mobilised TA personnel and 5,090 members of the Officer Training Corps, but excludes 1,070 Non- Regular Permanent Staff (NRPS). Full-time Reserve Service personnel are also excluded.

2. The figures have been rounded to the nearest 10.

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Kenneth MacLaren
Posted on 28 Jun 2006 2:25 pm (Report this annotation)

What a complete waste of Parliamentary time this is, as a PPS to the Defence Dept - then why did Sheridan ask this question?