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MERGER AND ABOLITION OF INFANTRY REGIMENTS

EDM (Early Day Motion) 262: tabled on 06 June 2005

Tabled in the 2005-06 session.

This motion has been signed by 20 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

As this motion is using historical data, we may not have the record of the original ordering, in which case signatories are listed alphabetically.

Motion text

That this House notes with concern the ongoing process to reduce the number of infantry battalions from 40 to 36; recognises that with conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq and military commitments elsewhere the reduction in the number of infantry battalions will lead to overstretching of the infantry; expresses concern that the removal of regimental status will weaken the link with local communities and act as a disincentive to recruitment; and urges the Government to abandon the policy of merging and abolishing regiments.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

In addition to the sponsors, the following Members have signed to support the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.