Those of you following this part of the site will have seen that the Defence Reform Bill 2013/14 is going through the House of Commons at the moment. It consists of two main bits; one is the privatisation (ish) of the procurement system and the other are changes to Reserve Forces T&Cs in order to support Army/FR2020. The latter includes unfair dismissal of reservists, payments to employers and calling the reserves out. ARRSE has been invited to produce a formal written response by the end of the month and we've agreed to do that. Well cpunk (Reserves) and myself (DE&S privatisation) have agreed to put something together anyway. Clearly we probably both need to get out a bit more but we do think that this is an opportunity for our collective voice to be heard. What we'll be hoping to do is collate the opinions expressed on here and massage them into something suitable for submission. If you've got a strong opinion on either of these then please let us know - ideally in one of the three threads above for the reserves or on the new one that I'm going to start shortly for D&S privatisation. Final thing, is if you think it is all a waste of time then of course that is a very valid opinion for you to hold. Can I just ask that you share it elsewhere on the site?