Sunday, 15 September 2013

Ministers face revolt by Tory MPs over Army cuts

Ministers are facing a revolt by Conservative MPs over plans to cut the size of the regular Army by 20,000 while boosting the numbers of reservists.

• Tory MP John Baron claims the plans were motivated by cost and not by an awareness of the challenges troops will face in the future.

• MPs say in a letter that ministers have failed to give them “comprehensive answers” and have called for full details of planned cost savings.