Part of Science, Technology and Engineering (Careers Information in Schools) – in the House of Commons at 2:29 pm on 13th February 2013.

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Photo of Richard Drax Richard Drax Conservative, South Dorset 2:29 pm, 13th February 2013

From my experience in the armed services, I know that the so-called backroom boys and girls who were members of the armed services in my day were very useful to call upon in times of trouble. While I quite accept that backroom boys and girls should be reduced to a certain degree, getting rid of all serving officers in those roles would mean that there is no reserve when, dare I say it, the proverbial hits the fan.