Many of you will have seen the media coverage yesterday and this morning of the visit to Basra by the Chairman of BT and the Chief Executive of Norwich Union. There were also advertisements in this mornings Daily Telegraph, Times and Sun. Our website now includes a list of over 100 major companies who have declared their support for Reservists as a matter of public record by endorsing the following statement: Thousands of members of the Reserve Forces (the Territorial Army, Royal Naval Reserve, Royal Marines Reserve and Royal Auxiliary Air Force) have been mobilised for full-time service overseas in recent years. When called upon, these men and women serve alongside their colleagues in the Regular Forces with courage and dedication, and often at considerable personal sacrifice. We admire their commitment and are determined to support all current and future employees in the Reserve Forces. They include many of he UKs biggest employers and best known names, such as Argos, Asda Stores, Barclays, BT, Carillion, Comet, Corus, Debenhams, Go Ahead Group, Halfords, HBOS, Homebase, JJB Sports, KPMG, Lloyds TSB, Marks and Spencer, Matalan, Microsoft, Morrisons, Motorola, National Grid, Nationwide, Norwich Union, Orange, Pepsi, Sainsbury's, Shell, Stagecoach Group, Tesco, The AA, The Carphone Warehouse, The Co-operative Group, The RAC and Thomas Cook. They have also, in many cases, provided some basic information about whether they have written HR policies on Reservists and over three quarters have also committed to providing Reservists with additional time off for Annual Camp. Although these companies employ about 1 in 12 of the working population, we know that this is just the start. We aim to expand this list with many more organisations (including from the public sector) and with more detailed information. Critically, we are encouraging employers to adopt a written policy on Reservists which is available to all staff, so that boardroom level intent is translated into a clear company policy which Reservists and their managers can consult when necessary. We believe that this list is a good start, and we will be working hard to extend the list and the information, but we would like your help as well. If our employer isnt on the list yet, please encourage them to consider signing up. All the information on how they do this is on our site.