The comments made by Michael Fallon, the then Secretary of State for Defence, on 30 October 2017.
Keeping Britain safe means investing in our personnel as well as in new equipment. More flexible working is essential to a modern military, allowing us to recruit the best talent and retain those already serving, while always being ready to deploy as commanders require.
The military must offer conditions of service that keep up with those available in other lines of work. This change will significantly make it easier for women with children.