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Armed Forces: Future Force 2020 — Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords at 11:22 am on 25th February 2016.

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Photo of Lord Dannatt Lord Dannatt Crossbench 11:22 am, 25th February 2016

My Lords, now that the recent period of high operational deployment has concluded—at least perhaps temporarily—will the Minister reassure the House that, within Future Force 2020, progress is being made towards recruiting sufficient regular and perhaps reserve medical specialists in order that the Defence Medical Services can meet their obligations in the future, and in particular that we are recruiting sufficient mental health specialists so that our serving soldiers, sailors, airmen and marines have 24/7 mental health cover?