William Powell AM accepts petition to stop the armed forces recruiting in schools
William Powell AM, Chair of the National Assembly for Wales' Petitions Committee, has today accepted a petition from the Society for Reconciliation/Cymdeithas-Y-Cymod and over 350 people to stop the UK armed forces from entering schools for the purposes of recruitment. The petition also suggests that the armed forces target schools in the most deprived areas for new recruits.
William Powell, Welsh Liberal Democrat Member for Mid and West Wales, said:
"Armed forces recruitment in our schools is clearly a deeply contentious issue and I am grateful to lead petitioner Arfon Rhys for bringing it to the Petitions Committee's attention.
As a response to we have written to the Minister for Education and Skills for his view on the petition and have also commissioned a research document to detail the differences between armed forces recruitment in the UK and other EU nations."