Labour MP asks Government to justify Army job cuts

Shadow Defence Secretary Jim Murphy has been granted an Urgent Question in Parliament on cuts to armed forces:

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I've asked that Govt Ministers come to Parliament to justify the 5,000 Army cut. I'm pleased that Commons Speaker has granted my UQ at 12.30

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5,300 Army jobs to be cut

The Ministry of Defence has announced 5,300 Army redundancies in the latest in a series of planned cuts. Those serving, about to be deployed or just returning from Afghanistan will be exempt from the latest cuts.