Fears for city TA centre are raised in Parliament

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A Sheffield MP is seeking assurances regarding the future of one of the city’s Territorial Army headquarters.

Meg Munn, MP for Heeley, has voiced her concern regarding the future of the 64 City of Sheffield Signal Squadron Headquarters at the Manor Top TA Centre in Hurlfield Road.

During Prime Minister’s Question Time she asked David Cameron: “The Ministry of Defence proposes to move the headquarters of our Territorial Army regiment out of the city.

“What have this government got against the businesses and people of Sheffield?”

In reply Mr Cameron, said: “Sheffield is a fantastic city, a very important part of Britain’s industrial base.

“And I am proud of the fact that through the regional growth fund and other schemes we are investing in the future of Sheffield.

“On the issue of the reserves, we are actually putting more money in to the reserves, an extra £1.5 billion, to make sure we can get the reserves up to the level of strength that is needed for Force 2020.

“I am reliably informed that the hon. Lady should have some confidence.”