Armed Forces Personnel

Part of Defence – in the House of Commons at on 25 March 2024.

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Photo of Keir Mather Keir Mather Labour, Selby and Ainsty

Like other colleagues, I thank the Minister for his years of service. Since 2010, the size of our armed forces has decreased by over 43,000 personnel; the number of Royal Navy warships has decreased by a fifth; more than 200 aircraft have been removed from service in just the last five years; and recruitment targets are being missed year on year. Which of those legacies of 14 years of Conservative Government is the Minister most proud of? What actions could he undertake to do better?