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The House of Commons Defence Committee has published a new report which states that the Ministry of Defence is not responding with "sufficient flexibility and imagination" to the problems it faces relating to the recruitment and retention of Armed Forces personnel.
Commenting on the Report, Committee Chairman Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP said: 'Our Armed Forces are being worked extremely hard to support current operations in Iraq and Afghanistan and it is vital that the pressures on our Service personnel and their families is minimised. However, recruitment and retention targets are being consistently missed resulting in increased pressure on those who remain. The MoD must take action to address this vicious circle before it becomes irreversible. Retaining highly skilled and experienced Service personnel must be a key priority and the MoD needs to push forward as quickly as possible with its plans to improve Service accommodation - a key reason why many Service personnel decide to leave.'
The text of the report can be found at:
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