In a letter to the Secretary of State, Lord Levene congratulated the Department on strong progress made against the 53 recommendations since the publication of the Defence Reform Report in June 2011 and said that he believes the programme is being run with genuine urgency.
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Defence Secretary welcomes Defence Reform annual report
UK policy and development UK policy is that depleted uranium ( DU ) can be used in weapons because it would be wrong to deny our Armed Forces a legitimate and effective capability that can help them achieve their objectives as quickly and safely as possible. Claims of serious health and environmental effects by a very small number of people attract media attention but are disputed by most scientists and international agencies. Whether other countries use DU munitions or not is a matter for them
The revised Armed Forces Compensation Scheme (AFCS) has been launched today, incorporating all of the recommendations made by Admiral the Lord Boyce, former Chief of the Defence Staff, in his review of the scheme in 2010.
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Improved Armed Forces Compensation Scheme comes into effect
The Government will spend around £24m more on Armed Forces pay after accepting the recommendations of the independent Armed Forces’ Pay Review Body, Defence Secretary Dr Liam Fox announced today.
Pay rise for lowest-paid in the Armed Forces