Armed Forces: Social Mobility

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 3rd February 2020.

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Photo of Emma Hardy Emma Hardy Labour, Kingston upon Hull West and Hessle

The Minister will be aware that the armed forces recruit heavily in areas like mine in Hull. However, a recent Sutton Trust report showed that people from private schools are seven times more likely to reach the top of the armed forces. What steps is his Department taking to ensure that there is equality of opportunity for all and that our talented people starting on the lowest rungs get the same chance to reach the top?