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3rd Aug 2019, 23:45
Replies: 24
Views: 6,645
Posted By baffman

Forces still "own" 19 golf courses!

The Sunday People is reporting that the armed forces still own 19 golf courses four years after the Defence Secretary asked why they needed so many:

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2nd May 2019, 22:49
Replies: 103
Views: 45,522
Posted By baffman

The test for a breach of the Official Secrets Act...

The test for a breach of the Official Secrets Act is not, however, "putting people's lives at risk" but making "damaging" disclosure.
8th Apr 2018, 19:10
Replies: 74
Views: 18,126
Posted By baffman

FYI the armed forces are exempt from age...

FYI the armed forces are exempt from age discrimination legislation.
15th Mar 2018, 17:00
Replies: 20
Views: 4,683
Posted By baffman

Whether the decision to offer anthrax inoculation...

Whether the decision to offer anthrax inoculation is right or not, a self-appointed adversary's apparent willingness to use banned weapons might have something to do with it.
30th Aug 2015, 21:57
Replies: 9
Views: 3,329
Posted By baffman

True FB but not the same though, especially...

True FB but not the same though, especially stamped on the reverse with an "R" to show they are replacements. I would hate to lose mine and they are far less impressive.

John, I have emailed a...
30th Aug 2015, 18:48
Replies: 9
Views: 3,329
Posted By baffman

John, have you managed to get media coverage in...

John, have you managed to get media coverage in Belgium? If not, no guarantees but we can try contacts in that country.
18th Aug 2015, 23:14
Replies: 12
Views: 5,014
Posted By baffman

In order to be quoting it yourself, presumably...

In order to be quoting it yourself, presumably you are in possession of some official letter or other document which refers to AP400B-0001 Leaflet 303? If so, that makes it more difficult for VA to...
4th Aug 2015, 19:16
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

Thank you again, DV. The Lord Cullen Inquiry...

Thank you again, DV.

The Lord Cullen Inquiry does seem to have been a missed opportunity, not least by the Inquiry itself. The notice of the inquiry was very insistent that the investigation of...
3rd Aug 2015, 22:28
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

Thank you DV for another two very informative...

Thank you DV for another two very informative replies.

Ref your post #54, the quote from Lord Campbell of Croy (a former Secretary of State for Scotland, and holder of the Military Cross) is very...
2nd Aug 2015, 22:53
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

That's basically it, Davef68. It's the difference...

That's basically it, Davef68. It's the difference between sections 1(a)(i) and 1(b) in the current legislation, i.e. the Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths Inquiry (Scotland) Act 1976...
2nd Aug 2015, 21:47
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

Thank you again, DV. I had read that quote from...

Thank you again, DV. I had read that quote from the Scottish Government Minister but am not sure that I fully follow it:
That rather makes it sound as if the power to hold a discretionary FAI into a...
31st Jul 2015, 15:40
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

DV thank you very much. I appreciate that you...

DV thank you very much. I appreciate that you have been all over this already and have posted many times on the subject, so apologies for the late questions. I'm clear that in practice inquests into...
30th Jul 2015, 21:06
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

DV, thank you. The "lone campaigner" is to be...

DV, thank you. The "lone campaigner" is to be congratulated, as it is clear that the issue of FAIs into the deaths of service personnel in Scotland had not been considered by Lord Cullen's inquiry,...
27th Jul 2015, 22:07
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

Thanks Davef68. I have now read the relevant...

Thanks Davef68. I have now read the relevant written submissions by a campaigner to the Justice Committee concerning the Inquiries into Fatal Accidents and Sudden Deaths etc. (Scotland) Bill...
27th Jul 2015, 13:03
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

DV have you made representations regarding the...

DV have you made representations regarding the draft Scottish Parliament legislation?
23rd Jul 2015, 12:16
Replies: 124
Views: 29,255
Posted By baffman

DV, I know you really meant "or Coroner's Inquest...

DV, I know you really meant "or Coroner's Inquest in England and Wales or Northern Ireland"! More importantly, strength to your arm. I was astonished to hear that the Crown Office don't have records...
19th Jul 2015, 12:07
Replies: 16
Views: 3,662
Posted By baffman

I'm not sure that the timing of this revelation...

I'm not sure that the timing of this revelation is so very inconvenient to HMG. I've checked the dates of the FOI request. The request was submitted on 20 March and the reply was issued on 15 June -...
15th Jun 2015, 09:47
Replies: 28
Views: 6,475
Posted By baffman

Since 1989 in order to obtain a conviction under...

Since 1989 in order to obtain a conviction under the OSA it has been necessary that the unauthorised disclosure caused actual damage to Security and Intelligence, Defence, Foreign Relations etc as...
30th May 2015, 16:46
Replies: 29
Views: 6,406
Posted By baffman

Genstabler, dedicated service constituencies have...

Genstabler, dedicated service constituencies have been suggested before, as you probably know. One difficulty is that either service voters would have two votes each (nice, but dream on), or they...
30th May 2015, 15:52
Replies: 29
Views: 6,406
Posted By baffman

Cancel the Service Complaints Ombudsman legislation?

The Coalition Government's legislation transforming the post of Service Complaints Commissioner into a Service Complaints Ombudsman received the Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. The Ombudsman (des),...
24th May 2015, 16:46
Replies: 28
Views: 6,475
Posted By baffman

The Official Secrets Act...

The Official Secrets Act (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1989/6) isn't as out-of-date as all that, the current version having been enacted in 1989. Internet or no internet, it still makes sense...
23rd Apr 2015, 17:50
Replies: 92
Views: 16,124
Posted By baffman

Unlikely to be a NATO issue. More likely, as with...

Unlikely to be a NATO issue. More likely, as with shipbuilding, to be down to the fact that under EU competition regulations, nations such as the UK can give preference to in-country defence...
16th Mar 2015, 15:24
Replies: 444
Views: 131,233
Posted By baffman

Interesting point: in other words, that the Crown...

Interesting point: in other words, that the Crown Office COULD have initiated a Fatal Accident Inquiry on public interest grounds, but an FAI would be MANDATORY if the deaths were regarded as having...
25th Jan 2015, 21:14
Replies: 37
Views: 9,731
Posted By baffman

Notwithstanding all the grumbling about OFSTED,...

Notwithstanding all the grumbling about OFSTED, there is surely something to celebrate in the assessment.
8th Jan 2015, 00:42
Replies: 171
Views: 27,671
Posted By baffman

It is reported that Biggin Hill Airport has...

It is reported that Biggin Hill Airport has stepped in to make up the shortfall of 50K per year in the running costs.

Battle of Britain chapel saved from closure by Biggin Hill Airport -...
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