Territorial Army

Defence written question – answered on 15th January 2014.

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Photo of Nigel Evans Nigel Evans Conservative, Ribble Valley

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many people have joined the Territorial Army in (a) Ribble Valley constituency, (b) Lancashire and (c) the UK in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence

holding answer 13 January 2014

The estimated number of people who have joined the Territorial Army in Lancashire and the UK since April 2012 is shown in the following table. Information for the Ribble Valley constituency is not held in the format requested.

Inflow Financial year (FY) 2012-13 FY 2013-14 to 31 October 13
Lancashire 35 1
Total UK 4,040 1,540
1 Fewer than 5. Notes: 1. Information prior to April 2012 is not held in the format requested. 2. All figures are provisional. 3. Total UK figures have been rounded to 10; numbers ending in "5" have been rounded to the nearest multiple of 20 to prevent systematic bias. Subtotal figures for Lancashire have been rounded to the nearest five to limit disclosure and ensure confidentiality. Source: Defence Statistics (Army)

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