Hundreds of millions of pounds may be diverted to peacekeeping defence operations in bid to placate backbenchers Hundreds of millions of pounds from Britain’s aid budget are expected to be diverted to peacekeeping defence operations as the government moves to build up support on the Tory benches for overseas development. Amid deep unease among Conservative MPs at the size of the £10bn aid budget, which has increased while defence spending has been cut, David Cameron said on Wednesday that he was “very open” to the idea of pooling more resources. Speaking in Amritsar on the final leg of his Indian trip, the prime minister said difficult decisions would have to be taken by the chancellor, George Osborne, when he outlines the government’s spending review for the first year after the 2015 general election
David Cameron gives green light for aid cash to go on military
This JSP has been developed to define a set of rules that are to be applied to all systems interacting with the Department’s current and planned Information and Communication Technology (ICT) systems.
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Joint Service Publication (JSP) 604 – Network Rules
On Thursday (13 December) the Ministry of Defence website will close and all content for the Department will be found on the ‘Inside Government’ section of the new government website GOV.UK
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MOD website moves all content to GOV.UK
The Medical Assessment Programme (MAP) – a veteran’s mental health service – is moving from London to the Department of Community Mental Health Chilwell, in Nottingham, and has been renamed the Veterans and Reserves Mental Health Programme (VRMHP).
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MOD’s veterans’ Medical Assessment Programme moved and renamed
The Department for Transport has started the procurement process for a new UK-wide Search and Rescue helicopter service to be provided by civilian crews, it has been announced today.
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Transport Department to procure new civilian UK Search and Rescue service