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Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 10:31 am on 31st January 2013.

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Photo of Mark Pritchard Mark Pritchard Conservative, The Wrekin 10:31 am, 31st January 2013

Although I accept that our armed forces should be more flexible and mobile, the Government would be suffering from institutional amnesia if they thought that conflicts and wars could be fought and won by equipment alone. May we have an urgent debate on the future of the defence budget beyond 2015, so that we can hear that the Government are going to protect not only equipment but personnel?