asked the Secretary of State for Defence when the Shapland committee report on the Territorial and Volunteer Reserve will be made available to Members.
As I explained to the hon. Member for Tynemouth (Mr. Trotter) on 27th July—[Vol. 954, c. 886]—it would not be appropriate to make this report available as it is an internal document. Nevertheless, I hope to be able to announce the Government's decision on the report early next year.