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RE-INSTATEMENT OF THE 3RD BATTALION OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 8: tabled on 23 November 2004

Tabled in the 2004-05 session.

This motion has been signed by 25 Members. It has received 1 amendment.

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Motion text

That this House applauds the exemplary recruitment record of the Royal Anglian Regiment, which was created from several former historic county regiments representing Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, Rutland and Suffolk; notes that the population of these counties is greater than that of Scotland and Yorkshire; further notes that the Royal Anglian Regiment already forms an integral part of the Government's proposals to establish regional regiments of three battalions elsewhere in the United Kingdom; believes that the reinstatement of the 3rd Battalion of the Royal Anglian Regiment would be fully in accord with the proposed new structure; and therefore calls on the Secretary of State for Defence to reinstate the 3rd Battalion.

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RE-INSTATEMENT OF THE 3RD BATTALION OF THE ROYAL ANGLIAN REGIMENT (Amendment 1)
at end add "whilst noting that the present two battalions are under threat due to the Secretary of State's ill-considered plans to cut the infantry overall by four battalions at a time when the Army is over committed and overstretched and that reversing this policy is paramount."
Conservative, North Essex
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EDM 8A1: tabled on 7 December 2004