Royal Navy — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:35 am on 5th November 2015.

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Photo of Lord Burnett Lord Burnett Liberal Democrat 11:35 am, 5th November 2015

My Lords, I wonder if the noble Earl would remind the SDSR team that there are many thousands of very high-calibre young men queuing up to join the Royal Marines, both as enlisted men and as officers—and that there should be no question of reducing the numbers in the Royal Marines, given the vital role they play in Britain’s defence.