HC Deb 10 May 1999 vol 331 cc13-4W
11. Mr. Bercow

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence what measures his Department is taking to address overstretch in the Armed Forces. [82588]

Mr. Doug Henderson

We remain firmly committed to addressing overstretch in the Armed Forces. Recruiting is an important priority; it remains buoyant and all three Services have improved their recruitment achievements during the last year. We are also making strenuous efforts to improve retention, for example through the Strategic Defence Review 'Policy for People' initiatives.

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