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Future Army 2020

Inquiry concluded.

This inquiry looks into the future of the Army as envisaged in the Ministry of Defence’s plans for Future Army 2020. The inquiry examines the rationale behind the plans, the resources required and the achievability of Army 2020. It will not examine decisions on individual regiments and units or specific basing decisions.

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    • Reports and associated evidence – Reports of Committee inquires. This category may also include Special Reports where they are used by a Committee to bring matters relating to conduct of its business to the notice of the House.
    • Responses to Reports - Responses may be published as a Special Report, or as a Command Paper. They may also be appended to a Report should the Committee have substantial comments on the Response, in which case they can be found listed under Reports. 
    • Other oral and written evidence - Evidence taken by the Committee that has yet to or did not result in the publication of a Report. This includes transcripts of recent meetings.
    • Estimate Memoranda - An Estimate memorandum is an explanatory note that accompanies a government department’s estimate (a means by which a department seeks authority from Parliament for its spending plans).
    • Correspondence - Correspondence sent from or received by the Committee or its Chair.

Online forum

As part of the inquiry into Future Army 2020 which examines the MoD’s plans for the future structure of the Army, the Army Rumour Service is hosting an online forum.

Submitting evidence

Find guidance on how to submit written evidence to the Future Army 2020 inquiry