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Armed Forces Readiness


The Committee welcomes written evidence on the following: 

  • Are the armed forces sufficiently capable, resourced and ready to protect the UK and our allies?
  • What are the main gaps in capability and/or readiness, and what will it take to fill these gaps?
  • Are the UK armed forces a ‘tier one fighting force’? Do they need to be? 
  • What are the consequences of the army having been “hollowed out and underfunded”? Which of these consequences needs to be addressed most urgently?
  • Are the Government’s plans sufficient to address any shortfalls?

This inquiry is no longer accepting evidence

The deadline for submissions was Monday 5 June 2023.

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