Qinetiq: 1.3bn shortfall plugged

A group of defence firms led by Qinetiq has said there is no longer a £1.3bn gap in a military training programme. The group, known as Metrix, has said the issue over the project, a £12bn plan to centralise technical training in Wales, has been resolved. The shortfall came to light after a Ministry of Defence memo was leaked to Tory MP Mark Pritchard stating crisis talks had been held.