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Business of the House

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 11:33 am on 19th March 2009.

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Photo of Andrew Murrison Andrew Murrison Shadow Minister (Defence) 11:33 am, 19th March 2009

In announcing the business the right hon. and learned Lady suggested that next week's defence debate might be used as an opportunity to raise the important issue of the reserves review, which is long awaited and much delayed. Will she confirm that the matter is of sufficient importance and involves so many MPs who have reservists as constituents—a great deal of work has been put into this—that it should be the subject of a proper oral statement by the Defence Secretary? Will she also confirm that that should be done as soon as possible, as the review is now completed?

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