§ Mr. Cartwright
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence whether he intends to propose amendments to the Reserve Forces Act 1980 in the light of the Gulf war experiences.
§ Mr. Archie Hamilton
Studies into the role and size of the reserve forces are currently being undertaken as a result of both the "Options for Change" exercise and our Gulf war experiences. In the light of the conclusions of these studies we will, of course, consider whether a review of our existing reserves legislation will be required.