Defence Medical Services

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th January 2000.

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Photo of Paul Keetch Paul Keetch Liberal Democrat, Hereford 12:00 am, 24th January 2000

Given the Minister's sympathetic response, and accepting that the defence medical services' problems were inherited from the previous Government, as was amply demonstrated by the Select Committee's report, does he agree that the problems of the defence medical services, of overstretch and of procurement, and the other problems that the armed forces now face, simply demonstrate that the world has moved on from the strategic defence review? Is it not time to revisit that review and to match the Government's aspirations with our defence ability?