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;
General (Retired) Sir Rupert Smith;
the honourable Nicholas Soames MP; and