§ Mr. Keetch
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence when, since 1997, units were attached to other(a) battalions and (b) corps to bring them up to strength for the purposes of operational deployment; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Mr. Ingram
All front line units undertake regular operational deployments. The transfer of personnel to units on operational tours is and has always been a matter of routine. This information is therefore not held centrally and could only be provided at disproportionate cost.