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Departmental Training

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), what steps he plans to take to accelerate the improvement of key skills in (a) the Defence Equipment and Support Organisation and (b) his Department's head office; and if he will make a statement. (295774)

We will be examining options for accelerating skills both in defence equipment and support and in MOD head office, and will be addressing this as part of the Strategy for Acquisition Reform to be published in the new year.