§ 20. Mr. Whittingdale
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence if he will make a statement on the benefits resulting from the establishment of a joint rapid deployment force. 
§ Mr. Soames
The establishment of the joint rapid deployment force has enhanced dramatically our fighting capability by creating a joint force trained and equipped to respond effectively and speedily to future crises.
§ Mr. Arbuthnot
I refer the hon. Member to the answer I gave on 14 January,Official Report, column 223.