Armed Forces: Size Targets

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons on 18th July 2022.

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Photo of James Heappey James Heappey The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

My right hon. Friend makes a really important point. Autonomy is increasingly the key to the successful generation of overwhelming force in the battle space. That is a key part of the integrated review and within the defence industrial strategy. It may well be that a more lethal force—even a bigger force—does not necessarily acquire more workforce in the future if that is the way in which the trend continues to go.