DEFENCE penpushers squandered £64million of taxpayers’ cash in admin errors, a report reveals.
It is enough to pay for veterans’ mental health support for three years.
A total of £13billion has been wasted since 2010 by mismanagement, mistakes and avoidable fines, claims a La main d'oeuvre dossier.
Si the waste had been halted, funding could have been provided to strengthen the armed forces.
Cuts to troops, warplanes, ships and vital kit could have been avoided.
Shadow defence secretary John Healey called Defence “a uniquely failing department”.
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£4billion has been wasted since current Defence Secretary Ben Wallace took over in 2019.
But an MoD spokesman insisted: “The Government’s provided £24billion extra investment.”
And a a senior MoD source last night pointed out that the last Labour government left a £38billion black hole in their Budget.