MoD: 'Seeking efficiencies to protect the front-line'

In response to the head of the Army's warning over potential cuts to the military budget ahead of the Chancellor's spending review later this month, the Ministry of Defence has said:

Like all Whitehall departments we are currently negotiating our financial settlement for the 2015-16 Spending Review.

Although no final decisions have been taken we have been clear that we would first & foremost seek to find genuine efficiencies that would enable us protect front-line capabilities and protect military manpower numbers.

Whilst this process is ongoing it would be inappropriate to comment further.


Cameron's Armed Forces vow

The PM has said difficult decisions have had to be made on the defence budget after the head of the Army warned about any further cuts. Six more government departments have agreed to budget cuts as the Treasury seeks to find £11.5bn worth of savings