» Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Military Assistant

Asked whether CDS was still the military adviser to the Government, PMS confirmed that was the case and added that this post would strengthen the links between No 10 and the MOD and the Armed Forces.

Asked what prompted this decision, PMS said the selection process had been underway for some time.

Asked what it means that this person will lead on military issues, PMS responded that it was customary for staff in the PM’s office to lead on different issues and engage with the relevant departments.

Put that this could be seen as the PM bypassing the Defence Secretary, PMS said that the MOD have been fully aware and involved in this process and this process has been underway for some time.

Asked whether this individual is a Special Adviser or a Civil Servant, PMS said he was a serving officer.

original source.

Briefing took place at 15:45 | Search for related news

No Comments »

No comments yet.

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Post a public comment

(You must give an email address, but it will not be displayed to the public.)
(You may give your website, and it will be displayed to the public.)


This is not a way of contacting the Prime Minister. If you would like to contact the Prime Minister, go to the 10 Downing Street official site.

Privacy note: Shortly after posting, your name and comment will be displayed on the site. This means that people searching for your name on the Internet will be able to find and read your comment.

Downing Street Says...

The unofficial site which lets you comment on the UK Prime Minister's official briefings. About us...


October 2010
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
« Sep   Nov »

Supported by


Disruptive Proactivity

Recent Briefings



Syndicate (RSS/XML)



Contact Sam Smith.

This site is powered by WordPress. Theme by Jag Singh