The next SDSR

The House of ComSDSRmons Defence Committee (HCDC) has published its first report that looks towards the next Defence and Security Review. The report argues that the National Security… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Communications at the MoD is not all that it could be…

COMMUNICATIONSThe Guardian has reported today that the MoD has been accused of suppressing information about the role and future of Britain’s armed forces. Reporting that Chairman of Commons Defence Committee James Arbuthnot has criticised… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

MPs conclude: Service children must get equal education opportunities

SERVICE CHILDRENThe House of Commons Defence Committee have published their report: Educating the Children of Service Personnel. COVENANT IN ACTION? PART 3: EDUCATING THE CHILDREN OF SERVICE PERSONNEL. MPs conclude that cross-Government… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Defence Committee issue report into Education of Service Personnel

HOUSE OF COMMONSThe House of Commons Defence Committee has issued its report: The Armed Forces Covenant in Action? Part 4: Education of Service Personnel.  Excerpt: Report Conclusions and… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Defence implications of Scottish Independence

SCOTTISHThe House of Commons Defence Committee held its fourth and final evidence session for its inquiry into defence implications of possible Scottish independence yesterday (2 Jul 13). The witnesses were… More information. If you are using a MOBILE DEVICE please use this link

Complaints about Complaints

COMPLAINTSThe House of Commons Defence Committee is calling on the Government to change the role of the Service Complaints Commissioner to one of an Armed Forces Ombudsman. Chair of the Committee James Arbuthnnot said “The Service complaints system is an important part of ensuring the duty of care owed to personnel…There are too many reports of personnel being reluctant to raise genuine complaints and grievances…More information »

The House of Commons Defence Committee invite your views

COMMONSThe House of Commons Defence Committee invites Service personnel and their families to take part in an online forum they have set up. The National Audit Office is running two online surveys for the HCDC until the end of Feb 13 or you can access them through the parliament website. They are keen to hear your views – please take this opportunity to tell them your experiences of: The education for Service children and The education of Armed Forces personnel…More information »

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