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Armed Forces: Job Cuts

Volume 718: debated on Tuesday 6 April 2010


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what (a) regiments, and (b) service roles, will the cut of 500 jobs from the Army be aimed at, following the announcement by the Ministry of Defence on 22 March. [HL3070]

Decisions on the particular regiments and service roles on which soldier manning control points will be focused have not yet been made, but this is not a reduction in the overall strength of the Army. It is a sensible approach to delivering the correct manning balance across the Army.