Secretary of State for Defence, Philip Hammond, made a statement in the House of Commons on Thursday 8 November on Future Reserves 2020 (armed forces).
Further information on the consultation on the future of Britain's reserve forces can be found on the Ministry of Defence website.
Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.
Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Also find current parliamentary material on defence in the Topics and News sections.
Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.