Justifying payout: Alan Johnson HOME SECRETARY Alan Johnson today defended bonuses paid to civil servants in the Ministry of Defence. Angry families of British t r o o p s k i l l e d i n Thursday, 12 November 2009 All the facts, figures and advice you need to get your business idea off to a good start. Free, at the British Library. Find out how at www.bl.uk/bipc Join us for Global Entrepreneurship W eek 16 20 November 2009 Business & IP Centre EXPENSES ROW: SEE PAGE TWO BEST WEST END SEATS GUIDE HomeSecdefends300mbonusby kevin widdop 1M PAYBACK TIME FOR MPs THEATRES EXPOSED: SEE PAGE 28 e-edition.thelondonlite.co.uk Mycivil service heroes Continued on Page 7 Afghanistan hit out as it emerged MoD officials had received performance- related payments totalling 300m. But Mr Johnson said the MoD staff did difficult and sometimes dangerous jobs which in some cases warranted a bonus. He told GMTV: Our priority always has to be the soldiers at the front line for equipment, for pay, for conditions. However, he added that civil servants sometimes had to go into the front line to develop Mother of all nights for Coleen Roos this then? Coleen Rooney out for the first time last night, 10 days after giving birth SEE PAGE NINE index.html2.html3.html4.html5.html6.html7.html8.html9.html10.html11.html12.html13.html14.html15.html16.html17.html18.html19.html20.html21.html22.html23.html24.html25.html26.html27.html28.html29.html30.html31.html32.html33.html34.html35.html36.html37.html38.html39.html40.html41.html42.html43.html44.html45.html46.html47.html48.html49.html50.html51.html52.html53.html54.html55.html56.html57.html58.html59.html