Army Restructuring: Scottish Regiments

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:00 am on 16th December 2004.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Lord Monro of Langholm Lord Monro of Langholm Conservative 11:00 am, 16th December 2004

My Lords, while I appreciate the noble Lord's difficulties, the Statement is long overdue. Does he realise that in the fine history of the British Infantry this is a very black day indeed? Does he realise that this matter is causing fury everywhere, and particularly in Scotland? If the rumours are right that we shall lose four battalions, and 19 others will be affected, how can the noble Lord possibly justify that at a time of gross over-commitment and the rise in terrorism?