Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:28 pm on 27th October 2016.

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Photo of Ruth Smeeth Ruth Smeeth Labour, Stoke-on-Trent North 3:28 pm, 27th October 2016

I am loth to interrupt the hon. Gentleman when he is in such impressive flow, but I would suggest that the chain of command is a problem. Although soldiers may moan to one another—the hon. Gentleman will have more experience of that than I do—they are unlikely, at any point, to want to challenge. When soldiers are brave enough to say that there is a problem, that should be our priority and we should listen to them.