Urgent question: Armed forces redundancies: 4 April 2011

05 April 2011

Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence, Andrew Robathan, responded to an urgent question asked by Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy on armed forces redundancies

The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Defence told MPs that "..the Army and the Royal Navy will announce details of their tranche 1 redundancy fields, setting out the specialisations, branches and ranks from which we are seeking volunteers for redundancy," on 4 April 2011.

Read the urgent question and the views expressed by MPs in Commons Hansard.

Find current parliamentary material on the armed forces in the Topics section on the Parliament website.

Armed Forces Redundancies

Watch and read recent urgent questions made to the House of Commons on redundancies in the armed forces.

Urgent questions

Urgent questions are asked at the end of Question Time. If something has happened, normally a matter of public importance, which an MP believes requires an immediate answer from a government minister, they may apply to the Speaker to ask an urgent question.

If the Speaker agrees, the question will be asked at the end of Question Time.

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