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Retired Field Marshals

Volume 451: debated on Wednesday 1 November 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence to what extent he draws on the experience and views of retired field marshals when considering defence policy. (97183)

The Ministry of Defence draws upon a wide variety of expertise and opinions in formulating Defence policy. The former Chiefs of Defence Staff are regularly briefed by the Chief of Defence Staff and have the opportunity to input their views on defence policy.