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Service Women

Volume 301: debated on Wednesday 24 September 1997

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To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what consultations he had with the Minister for Women before deciding to allow women on to the front lines. [17166]

Appropriate discussions took place at Ministerial level before my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Defence announced, on 27 October 1997, the Government's decision to expand opportunities for women serving in the Army.