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Reserve Forces

Defence written question – answered on 10th July 2013.

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Photo of Jim Cunningham Jim Cunningham Labour, Coventry South

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will estimate the cost of his proposed reforms to the Army reservist system.

Photo of Mark Francois Mark Francois The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence

Reserves make an essential contribution to national security. In future, their contribution to our Defence capability will increase as they become an integrated part of the whole force required for almost all operations, both at home and abroad. We have allocated an additional £1.8 billion to deliver the tri-Service Future Reserves 2020 capability.

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