The Ministry of Defence has confirmed how much it has spent on the failed attempt to part-privatise its defence procurement arm.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond is about to announce he is scrapping plans to privatise the government body which buys defence equipment.
The number of job losses announced this week in the defence industry could be higher than first reports have suggested.
The Ministry of Defence has said the analysis into scrapping plans to privatise the government body which buys defence equipment provided "invaluable insight".
An MoD spokesperson said the amount spent represents "a very small proportion" of the £14b DE&S budget.
– Ministry of Defence
We have invested in detailed analysis to not only fully understand the problems in DE&S but thoroughly scrutinise the various options for how to improve the complex defence procurement process.
This analysis has provided invaluable insight that will help to deliver long term savings as we transition to a new organisation.
A Ministry of Defence spokesman has said:
The MoD acknowledges the lifting of the anonymity order in respect of Marine A.
We presented our security concerns in open court, and an independent legal process has now concluded; we respect the decision of the court.
Three women have received £100,000 each in compensation after claiming that marching alongside their taller male colleagues caused them injuries as they had to lengthen their stride, the Mail on Sunday reports.
RAF policy now states that female recruits should not be forced to stride more than 27 inches (69cm) but the three claimants endured strides of up to 30 inches (76cm).
The women told the newspaper that the practice resulted in pelvic and spinal injuries so severe that one of them said she could not dress herself without assistance.
The Ministry of Defence confirmed it agreed a settlement in August and said that the RAF "takes the welfare of its recruits very seriously and has reviewed its recruit training practices".
The actions of the four British soldiers who have admitted being involved in a fight with an off-duty policeman in New York, will go on their records and "affect their careers," their battalion said.
The Royal Scots Borderers, an infantry battalion of the Royal Regiment of Scotland, where all four soldiers serve, made the comments after the men appeared in court for offences relating to the incident.
A battalion spokeswoman said: "Those who have been charged in relation to criminal offences will have that recorded on their record and it will affect their careers.
"Those who have had their charges dropped may still be liable to administrative action at the discretion of their commanding officer."
The four soldiers - one British national and three Fiji nationals - were on a military rugby team trip when the row broke out in August.
Commenting on the four British soldiers who have admitted being involved in a fight with an off-duty policeman in New York, the Ministry of Defence warned that those who fall short of Army standards face disciplinary action and could be discharged.
– Ministry of Defence spokesman
All those who are found to fall short of the Army's high standards or who are found to have committed an offence under the Armed Forces Act are dealt with administratively (up to and including discharge) or through the discipline process, as appropriate.
We have a common law and Data Protection Act duty to protect the personal information of our employees and, as such, we are not prepared to release any personal information relating to this case.
Four British soldiers have been sentenced to community service and fines after admitting their role in a fight with an off-duty policeman outside a New York bar.
The incident occurred during a military rugby team trip in August.
Criminal complaints say the officer was punched and his mobile phone was taken.
Ratu-losefo Yavala yesterday pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and petit larceny, while Thomas Shute admitted misdemeanor assault, court records show .
Mosese Kurulala and Iliakini Raderua pleaded guilty to violations, which are not crimes under US law.
The Ministry of Defence has been contacted for comment.