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Defence: Procurement

Volume 496: debated on Monday 5 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence on what date Bernard Gray was commissioned by his Department to review military equipment procurement; on what date Mr. Gray delivered a draft report to his Department; what access Mr. Gray was given to documentation and personnel in his Department and agencies responsible to his Department in researching and preparing his report; and when he expects to publish the final report. (290926)

[holding answer 9 September 2009]: The then Secretary of State (Mr. Hutton) announced on 11 December 2008 that Bernard Gray had been commissioned to undertake a review of military acquisition. The initial draft was received by the Department on 29 May 2009. Mr. Gray was given full access to military and civilian personnel, and acquisition-related documentation, throughout the Department.