Armed Forces: Social Mobility

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

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn

With the cost of university going up, many would-be graduates will look at the armed forces as being an alternative career path. However, it is still extremely difficult for someone to gain a commission if they do not have a university degree, particularly an Oxbridge degree, with 18% of commissioned officers having an Oxbridge degree. How will the Minister change things to ensure that people who go into the forces without a degree can gain a commission in future?