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Auditor criticises 'save now, pay later' MoD

Publié par Clifford Armion le 15/12/2009

Richard Norton-Taylor

"The gap between the cost of planned weapons projects and what the Ministry of Defence can actually afford could be as much as £36bn, the government's financial watchdog warns today.

"The gap would have been larger had the ministry not delayed a number of projects, such as the construction of two large aircraft carriers, the Queen Elizabeth and the Prince of Wales, the National Audit Office report says.

"It comes as Bob Ainsworth, the defence secretary, is expected to tell MPs that £1.5bn of military spending will be shifted away from surface ships and aircraft to kit for British troops in Afghanistan. The kit includes Chinook helicopters, robots to find and destroy improvised explosive devices, and surveillance equipment including unmanned drones."

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"Auditor criticises 'save now, pay later' MoD", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), décembre 2009. Consulté le 21/01/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/auditor-criticises-save-now-pay-later-mod