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HMS Sheffield

Volume 506: debated on Wednesday 3 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence (1) pursuant to the answer of 20 January 2010, Official Report, column 351W, on HMS Sheffield, if he will lay before the House the findings of the comprehensive review of the Board of Inquiry report on the sinking of HMS Sheffield; (315473)

(2) when he plans to answer question 315473, on the comprehensive review of the Board of Inquiry report on the sinking of HMS Sheffield, tabled on 1 February 2010.

The review of the Board of Inquiry (BOI) report into the sinking of HMS Sheffield was concerned with the provision of considered advice to the then Minister of State for the Armed Forces on which documents from the BOI report should be published.

The findings of the review were never presented in a report; but led to the publication of the BOI report and associated papers, as announced on 2 November 2006, Official Report, column 23WS.