Note - This is an alert for upcoming business inside the Chamber of the House of Commons. We encourage discussion and comments concerning the topic or content of the debate. DOT apologises for the late posting but the statement was only announced this morning. The statement will be streamed live on Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player are required to stream Parliament TV) Statement: Reserve Forces The statement is expected to announce details about the structure and basing of the Army Reserve – as included in the MOD’s White Paper on Reserve Forces due out imminently. Wednesday 3 July. The statement from the Secretary of State for Defence is expected to commence between 12.30pm and 1pm, following the conclusion of Questions to the Prime Minister. Timings are approximate as Parliamentary business is subject to change. DOT will attempt to upload the statement to ARRSE as soon as possible after the Minister re-takes his seat inside the Chamber. The contents of the statement might be of particular interest to those who posted on the http://www.arrse.co.uk/house-commons/199787-army-2020-regular-army-territorial-army.html thread. There will also be a written statement released today on Army Reserve: Structure and basing. We will link to this statement when it becomes available. We also expect the Defence Reform Bill to be presented in Parliament today by Secretary Philip Hammond:Bill to make provision in connection with any arrangements that may be made by the Secretary of State with respect to the provision to the Secretary of State of defence procurement services; to make provision relating to defence procurement contracts awarded, or amended, otherwise than as a result of a competitive process; to make provision in relation to the reserve forces of the Crown; and for connected purposes. (Further information when available) About Statements: After Question Time (and any urgent questions that may have been allowed) a government minister may make an oral statement to the House. The statements usually relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.