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Question for Ministry of Defence

UIN 155355, tabled on 19 February 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what plans he has to disband light infantry battalions; and what assessment he has made of the effect of those on operational effectiveness.

Answered on

25 February 2021

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, and our Armed Forces must rebalance, evolve, and modernise to meet the threats of the future.

The Government is committed to ensuring that the UK continues to have the world-class Armed Forces that it needs and deserves. The full conclusions of the Integrated Review will be published next month, and the Defence Secretary intends to set out his plans for Defence shortly afterwards.