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Armed Forces 'woefully below complement' in crucial areas

18 April 2018

Public Accounts Committee Chair Meg Hillier MP has commented on today’s National Audit Office report on ensuring sufficient skilled military personnel

Chair's comments

The Chair of the Committee, Meg Hillier MP, comments:

"In these uncertain times, it is more critical than ever that Britain has a well-staffed Armed Forces with the technical know-how to handle threats to national security.

But the National Audit Office report shows that the Armed Forces are woefully below complement, especially in crucial areas like intelligence and engineering.

The Ministry of Defence needs to take a long hard look at its current approach. Without more innovative methods to attract and retain staff, the UK risks continuing with big gaps in capability and overstretching already hard working and crucial service personnel."

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