Reserve Forces: Recruitment

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

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Photo of Julian Brazier Julian Brazier The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 2:30 pm, 13th July 2015

Yes, I can. We are strongly committed to our black, Asian and minority ethnic targets. It is a fact that the attraction of UK citizens from ethnic minorities—as opposed to Commonwealth citizens—to the reserve forces, has consistently run ahead of figures for the regular forces.