Armed Forces: Females

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 9th December 2014.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Transport), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights)

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that women soldiers are trained for front-line service.

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

Women in the Armed Forces already serve on the front line, having taken on an increasingly broad range of roles since the early 1990s.

As the hon. Member will be aware, a review into the possibility of women serving in ground close combat roles is in progress.

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