§ 23. Dr. George Turner
To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what assessment he has made of the effect that improved training and education within the armed forces will have on recruitment. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
We want the Services to be a career of first choice. Our learning forces initiative is designed to improve training and education in the Armed Forces and increase opportunities for Service personnel to acquire academic vocational and professional qualifications. This should have a very positive impact on Armed Forces recruitment and retention.