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New row over MP access to defence personnel

According to the Telegraph, the Defence Secretary has been accused of "control freakery" by trying to ban MPs from military bases and meetings with the Armed Forces.

This seems to be linked to an earlier row when Angus Robertson MP obtained through an FOI request a copy of the Department's DIN on 'Contact with Parliamentarians' which replaced, but allegedly goes further than, the previous 2010DIN05-55 Visits to Defence establishments.

The full story by the Daily Telegraph's James Kirkup is here: 'Control freak' ministers ban MPs from military bases


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