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Armed Forces: Training

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to his Department’s Minute of 17 February 2009, concerning a contingent liability for the costs associated with the Defence Training Review which was laid before the House on that date, if he will refrain from incurring the liability described in the Minute until (a) the Public Accounts Committee and (b) the Defence Committee have completed their consideration of the matter. (259513)

[holding answer 27 February 2009]: Copies of the departmental minute were provided to the Clerks of the House of Commons Defence Committee and the Public Accounts Committee on 17 February in accordance with established procedures. It is the MOD’s normal practice when laying a departmental minute concerning a contingent liability to provide copies to the two Committees to ensure that they have ample opportunity to raise any issues with Ministers if they wish.