BATTLESPACE BOOK CLUB
17 Jul 08. Service Personnel: Command Paper Published. The MoD published (17 Jul 08) a Command Paper outlining measures designed to improve the lives of Service personnel, their families and those who have retired from the Armed Forces. Contributions are made by the MoD and five other Departments of State: Health; Innovation, Universities & Skills; Transport; Communities & Local Government and Children, Schools & Families.
Comment: The Command Paper was commissioned by the Prime Minister in November 2007. ‘The Nation’s Commitment: Cross-Government Support to our Armed Forces, their Families and Veterans’ is published as Command 7424 for £13:90. (Source: DNA DEFENCE NEWS ANALYSIS, Issue 0829, 21 Jul 08)
22 Jul 08. Publication of the Defence Committee’s Thirteenth and Fourteenth Reports. The Defence Committee will be publishing its Fourteenth Report of Session 2007–08, Recruiting and retaining Armed Forces personnel, HC 424, on Wednesday 30 July 2008 at 00.01 hrs, with embargoed copies available from 11.00 hrs on Tuesday 29 July 2008. The Defence Committee will be publishing its Thirteenth Report of Session 2007–08, The contribution of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles to ISTAR capability, HC 535, on Tuesday 5 August 2008 at 00.01 hrs, with embargoed copies available from 11.00 hrs on Monday 4 August 2008.