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All Defence Secretaries must have served in the Military

Submitted on Thursday 8th December 2011

Rejected on Wednesday 21st June 2017

Current status: Rejected

Rejection code: honours (see below for details)

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All Defence Secretaries must have served in the Military

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Phillip Hammond MP has recently been appointed the new Secretary of State for Defence, and yet he has never served in the armed forces. I feel this is wrong, surely a man who has the power to chang the lives of the hundreds of thousands of people who serve or who's loved ones serve in the military should have served himself and thus know what it is like?

As a result I propose it becomes law that all future Defence Secretaries have served at some point in any of the three services or Reserve Forces so that they may have a better perspective on their own decisions. No-one would tolerate a Chancellor who had never been in business so why should the military tolerate this injustice?

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