The layoffs resulted in understaffing in various occupations and a huge black hole in the Ministry of Defence (MOD) budget, as many more soldiers opted for the attractive layoff package than expected. Weeks later, at the request of the MOD, the soldiers who had taken the redundancy package were back in uniform for a short period of time in order to alleviate the expected temporary labour shortage. The contract used was an S/Type contract, which was primarily used for the TA soldier and was called an S-type contract when a TA member wanted to serve with a regular battalion. [Citation required] The International Maritime Organization (IMO: International Maritime Organization, known until 1982 as the Intergovernmental Maritime Consultative Organization) is a special United Nations agency responsible for regulating maritime navigation. IMO was established following an agreement at a United Nations conference in Geneva in 1948 and the IMO was formed ten years later and met for the first time in 1959.  IMO is headquartered in London, UK, and currently has 174 Member States and three associate members.  A number of medically incapacitated soldiers were dismissed under the Manning Control system, which allowed the army to fire soldiers it did not want. Medical-released. It was used to lay off hundreds of soldiers who had done nothing wrong, in an obvious attempt to ensure that they were not entitled to an immediate pension. An unsealed soldier told Channel 4 News that he thought the army forced the soldiers to “jump before they were pushed” to save money.
[Citation required] IMO held an emergency meeting of its Council on the need to change the rules on marine pollution. In 1969, the IMO Assembly decided to hold an international meeting on the subject in 1973.  The aim was to develop an international agreement on the control of general pollution caused by ships at sea. Prime Minister David Cameron responded to questions from MPs following his statement on the SDSR and assured that the resulting reduction in the number of service personnel would not involve the use of staff control instead of “good severance pay.” In the historical context of injustice to certain people in times of past financial rigour and reduction in the size of forces, BAFF welcomes this important confirmation by the MP and hopes that the MoD and the service authorities will ensure that they are not neglected in practice. [Citation required] Such measures are likely to be considered on the budget – such as an additional figure in the MOD budget – but the impact that such measures can have on members of the armed forces and their relatives should not be underestimated.