Armed Forces Bill: Formal Minutes

Monday 6 March - Friday 10 March 2006
Mr Colin Breed, Mr Simon Burns, Mr David Burrowes, Mr George Howarth, Mr Gerald Howarth, Mr Kevan Jones, Sarah McCarthy-Fry, Bob Russell and Jim Sheridan visited Cyprus, Oman and Iraq in connection with its inquiry into the Armed Forces Bill, in accordance with the decision of the Committee on 12 January.

Monday 13 March 2006
Mr Colin Breed, Mr David Burrowes, Mr Kevan Jones and Sarah McCarthy-Fry visited Victoria Barracks, Windsor in connection with its inquiry into the Armed Forces Bill, in accordance with the decision of the Committee on 1 March .

Wednesday 15 March 2006

Members Present:

Mr George Howarth in the Chair
Vera Baird
Mr Colin Breed
Mr David Burrowes
Mr Alan Campbell
Mr Kevan Jones
Robert Key
Sarah McCarthy-Fry
Bob Russell
Jim Sheridan
Mr Don Touhig

1. Oral Evidence

Mr Julian Miller, Director General Service Personnel Policy, Mrs Teresa Jones, Head of the Armed Forces Bill Team, Mr Humphrey Morrison, Director Legislation, Commodore Robert Fraser, Director Naval Legal Services, Brigadier Stephen Andrews, Director Personal Services (Army) and Air Commodore Paul Hughesdon, Director Personnel Policy (RAF) gave evidence.

[Adjourned till Thursday 16 March at half- past Nine o'clock