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Armed Forces: Defence Planning

Volume 714: debated on Tuesday 10 November 2009


My right honourable friend the Secretary of State for Defence (Bob Ainsworth) has made the following Written Ministerial Statement.

In my Written Ministerial Statement of 21 July announcing the appointment of a Defence Advisory Forum, I undertook to inform the House of the membership of the forum once this was confirmed.

I have appointed to the forum:

the right honourable Sir Menzies Campbell MP;

Professor Malcolm Chalmers;

Professor Colin S Gray;

Professor Mary Kaldor;

Sir David Manning;

Sir David Omand;

Sir John Parker;

the right honourable Lord Robertson of Port Ellen;

Paul Skinner;

General (Retired) Sir Rupert Smith;

the honourable Nicholas Soames MP; and

Philip Stephens.