HL Deb 25 June 1997 vol 580 c169WA
Earl Howe

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Whether, within the scope of the strategic defence review, there is any question of altering or abandoning the regimental system of the British Army.

The Minister of State, Ministry of Defence (Lord Gilbert)

The Strategic Defence Review will examine how the Army should be structured to meet our nation's interests and commitments, taking full account of the recognised strengths of the regimental system. It would, however, be premature to speculate on whether the review will alter any aspect of the system.