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Government abandon TA cutbacks.

Summary: Gordon Brown has intervened to reverse a planned Au20 million cut to the Territorial Army training budget according to Labour MPs.

Gordon Brown has intervened to reverse a planned Au20 million cut to the Territorial Army training budget according to Labour MPs.

Former defence secretary John Reid - one of a series of Labour MPs who public ally challenged the cuts in Parliament - welcomed the decision: "I very much welcome the fact that the Prime Minister has been prepared to listen to the issues and personally intervene to make sure that the Territorial Army training budget is retained," he said.

The Government faced fierce criticism following the announcement and reduced the cuts to Au17.5 million earlier this week. The Conservative Party also attacked the plans after party leader David Cameron raised the issue in last week's Prime Minister's Questions.

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