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Volume 456: debated on Tuesday 6 February 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if she will instruct the Deputy Governor of Bermuda to place on the agenda of the defence board proposals to end the disparity of recruitment practices to the Royal Bermuda regiment based on gender. (115098)

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has no such plans. Recruitment practices are based on prevailing Bermuda law, and applied fairly within it.