Diana asks Minister about army numbers

Diana Johnson quizzed Government Ministers about the size of the British army today

Diana asked the Minister:

"As a member of the Intelligence and Security Committee, I am under no illusion about the evolving nature of the security threats that we face, but could I ask the Secretary of State about the reduction in the number of members of the Army? At the Conservative party manifesto launch in 2019, the Prime Minister, in response to the journalist Tom Newton Dunn, said: "We will not be cutting our armed forces in any form. We will be maintaining the size of our armed forces because we are increasing funding for them". After the announcement today, does the Secretary of State regret the Prime Minister promising this to the British people at the last general election?"

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You can watch Diana's question here.