DS is grateful to HMG for listening and revising the previously restricted SDSR public input. The new format will now accept documents and input well over 1500 characters – NSS and SDSR Form. A more open and structured process from the outset would be most welcome in the future. In the interim, and in the absence of a more formal route for SDSR input, DS has submitted documents via HMG’s online public form. As a fallback, DS has also sent our UK Defence – Readiness and Regeneration paper directly to the Secretary of state for Defence.