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Armed Forces: Redundancies — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:29 am on 20th June 2013.

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Photo of Lord Astor of Hever Lord Astor of Hever The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence 11:29 am, 20th June 2013

My Lords, even while reducing in size, the army must continue to recruit new talent to replace those who are promoted. It needs to develop its own leaders. It cannot bring in people from outside to leadership roles without the necessary military experience.