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Merger And Abolition Of Infantry Regiments

EDM number 262 in 2005-06, proposed by Stewart Hosie on 06/06/2005.

That this House notes with concern the ongoing process to reduce the number of infantry battalions from 40 to 36; recognises that with conflict in Afghanistan and Iraq and military commitments elsewhere the reduction in the number of infantry battalions will lead to overstretching of the infantry; expresses concern that the removal of regimental status will weaken the link with local communities and act as a disincentive to recruitment; and urges the Government to abandon the policy of merging and abolishing regiments.

This motion has been signed by a total of 20 MPs.

Stewart Hosie06/06/2005Dundee EastScottish National PartyProposed
Gregory Campbell07/06/2005East LondonderryDUPSeconded
Angus MacNeil07/06/2005Na h-Eileanan an IarScottish National PartySeconded
Michael Weir08/06/2005AngusScottish National PartySeconded
Iris Robinson08/06/2005StrangfordDUPSeconded
Jeffrey M Donaldson08/06/2005Lagan ValleyDUPSeconded
David Drew08/06/2005StroudLabourSigned
Edward Vaizey08/06/2005WantageConservativeSigned
Rob Wilson09/06/2005Reading EastConservativeSigned
Nia Griffith09/06/2005LlanelliLabourSigned
Richard Younger-Ross09/06/2005TeignbridgeLiberal DemocratSigned
Betty Williams13/06/2005ConwyLabourSigned
Ann Winterton14/06/2005CongletonConservativeSigned
Paul Keetch15/06/2005HerefordLiberal DemocratSigned
Mike Hancock16/06/2005Portsmouth SouthLiberal DemocratSigned
Roger Williams20/06/2005Brecon and RadnorshireLiberal DemocratSigned
Nick Harvey04/07/2005North DevonLiberal DemocratSigned
Andrew Rosindell10/10/2005RomfordConservativeSigned
Sammy Wilson14/10/2005East AntrimDUPSigned
Derek Conway20/10/2005Old Bexley & SidcupConservativeSigned

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