§ 1. Mr. James Allason
asked the Secretary of State for Defence whether he will improve the equipment and training periods for the Territorial Army Volunteer Reserve III in order to meet the tasks of the force.
§ The Under-Secretary of State for the Army (Mr. James Boyden)
The equipment and the training planned are appropriate to its rôles.
§ Mr. Allason
Does the hon. Gentleman think that 27 out-of-camp evening training periods and four day-training periods are adequate for training in what we hope will be this wonderful force? Will he not give encouragement by providing good equipment and decent training to those who are so enthusiastic as to join the force?