Cadet Units: Schools

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence – in the House of Commons at 2:30 pm on 13 July 2015.

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Photo of Mark Lancaster Mark Lancaster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 2:30, 13 July 2015

I am sure that my hon. Friend will have welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement in last week’s Budget of an extra £50 million to expand the number of cadet units in schools to 500 by 2020. That is excellent news and will ensure that more young people get to experience the life-enhancing activities that cadet service brings.