HC Deb 09 March 1998 vol 308 c38W
11. Ms Christine Russell

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what steps the Government are taking to expand employment opportunities for women in the Army. [31413]

Mr. George Robertson

The Government are committed to maximising career opportunities for women in the Army, consistent with the need to maintain combat effectiveness. On 27 October I announced that, from 1 April this year, the number of Regular Army posts open to women will increase from 47‥ to 70‥. I have also commissioned a review to look at how opportunities for women across the Armed Forces can be expanded still further.

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