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National Security

Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 110228, tabled on 2 November 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, whether he has made an assessment of the potential effect on UK security threats of reducing Army personnel numbers by 7,000.

Answered on

9 November 2020

Our Armed Forces work tirelessly to protect the UK and our interests at home and abroad, and deliver against the UK's strategic priorities. We will always prioritise our response to the threats that the UK faces.

No decisions have been taken on the Integrated Review. In light of the decision to move to a one-year Spending Review, the Government is considering the implications for the completion of the Review and will provide an update to Parliament once these have been decided.