Armed Forces: Land War Readiness - Question

Part of the debate – in the House of Lords am 2:48 pm ar 20 Mai 2024.

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Photo of The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham The Bishop of Southwell and Nottingham Bishop 2:48, 20 Mai 2024

My Lords, there are 280 regular chaplains serving in the Armed Forces, including more than 150 from the Church of England, and they are working closely with the wider Church to build strong partnerships, which would be essential in the event of a major deployment. Their work is for the whole Armed Forces and the families who would be left behind, irrespective of faith. Does the Minister agree that chaplains continue to play a crucial role in the life of the Armed Forces both at home and when deployed in conflict zones?