at end insert—
After subsection (5) insert—
Within three years of paragraphs (ha) to (j) of subsection (2) coming into force, and annually thereafter, the Secretary of State must lay a report before each House of Parliament evaluating the impact of those paragraphs on recruitment and retention of members of the armed forces.
The report must include—
an assessment of recruitment and retention of technical specialists in the armed forces;
a comparison of recruitment and retention between Her Majesty’s naval, military and air forces; and
a comparison of retention between those serving on a full-time basis and those serving on a part-time basis.””