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Defence Board

Volume 498: debated on Monday 26 October 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence pursuant to the written ministerial statement of 15 October 2009, Official Report, columns 34-36WS, on defence acquisition (independent review), who the members of the new sub-committee of the Defence Board are; and if he will make a statement. (295775)

As recommended in Bernard Gray’s recent report on Defence Acquisition, the members of the new Defence board sub-committee on equipment are the Permanent Under Secretary, the Chief of the Defence Staff, the 2nd Permanent Under Secretary, the Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff and the Director-General Finance. The sub-committee is charged with determining, for agreement by the Defence board and Ministers, an equipment plan that is aligned with strategy, affordable and realistic.