Consultation outcome

Proposed cessation of UK defence statistics compendium and factsheet

This consultation has concluded

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Detail of outcome

Four responses were received during the month long consultation period which ended on 13 December 2015. Two responses objected to the proposed cessation, one response supported the cessation on a conditional basis and the fourth supported the proposal. A summary of the feedback received is provided in Annex A of the response document. After considering the objections, it has been decided that the publication of the UKDS compendium and factsheet will cease.

Original consultation


Consultation on MOD’s proposal to cease publication of the UK defence statistics compendium and accompanying factsheet.

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Consultation description

The Ministry of Defence (MOD) currently publishes the UK defence statistics compendium (UKDS) on an annual basis, accompanied by a factsheet. We are now seeking external users’ views on ceasing publication of the UKDS compendium and the factsheet. The consultation document provides the background information to this proposal and reasons for the proposed change.

Ways to respond

If you have any comments on the proposed changes, these should be submitted to:



Defence Statistics (WDS)
Ministry of Defence
Floor 3 Zone K
Main Building
Horse Guards Avenue
London, SW1A 2HB

When sending your comments please include contact details (your name and either email address, postal address or telephone number) so that we can follow up if clarification is needed.


Consultation document

Published 16 November 2015
Last updated 16 February 2016 + show all updates
  1. Added the consultation response document
  2. First published.