I wrote a letter to my MP and had this back within a week by way of a reply: http://www.cometblue.com/Adam/laingforcesfunding.jpg Quite positive, although I am in a fairly safe Conservative constituency, and I'm sure any opposition would say the same. I'd be interested in seeing a similar stock letter from a Labour MP. I'm guessing it would be fingers in ears *la la la, I refuse to believe there's a problem*. Anybody here in Des Browne's constituency? Apologies if cross posting on ARRSE/Rum Ration is taboo, but this addresses both services equally.