§ Mr. Viggers
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what action he has taken to implement the proposal outlined in paragraph 106 of the Strategic Defence Review to call out medical reserves at lower scales of effort; and what assessment he has made of the level of success in establishing this proposal without disruption to the National Health Service. 
§ Mr. Spellar
My Department and the Department of Health are currently progressing work to assess the implications for the National Health Service of deploying substantial numbers of Territorial Army and other medical Reservists on military operations, should that prove necessary. The initial stages of this work are expected to be completed by this summer.