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Armed Forces: Equality

Ministry of Defence written question – answered on 5th February 2020.

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Photo of Alun Cairns Alun Cairns Conservative, Vale of Glamorgan

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what assessment he has made of the adequacy of representation from the nations and regions of the UK in the armed forces; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Anne-Marie Trevelyan Anne-Marie Trevelyan Minister of State (Ministry of Defence) (Minister for the Armed Forces)

The UK's Armed Forces are drawn from all the regions and nations that make up the UK and they play an essential role in our Defence and security. All regular recruitment is carried out online and through a network of Armed Forces Careers Offices. Although recruits provide a postcode, this is not always an accurate reflection of their nationality or origin.

Each of the three Services benefit from historic military connections and recruiting links with specific regions and nations and recruit predominantly from those to ensure those links, culture and identities are strongly represented in the UK's Armed Forces.

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