def061206 - No. 07

Session 2006-07, 6 December 2006

Evidence Session

Evidence Session

The Army’s requirement for armoured vehicles: the FRES programme

On Tuesday 12 December in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House ( room subject to change, see further information note below), oral evidence will be taken from:

10.30 am

Ministry of Defence

  • Sir Peter Spencer KCB, Chief of Defence Procurement

  • Dr Iain Watson, Director Information Superiority

  • Lt General Andrew Figgures CBE, Deputy Chief of Defence Staff (Equipment Capability)

NOTE: Written evidence relating to this inquiry will be published shortly on the Committee’s web pages: (Reports and Publications).


1. Committee Membership is as follows: Rt Hon James Arbuthnot MP (Chairman), Mr David S Borrow MP, Mr David Crausby MP, Linda Gilroy MP, Mr David Hamilton MP, Mr Mike Hancock MP, Mr Dai Havard MP, Mr Adam Holloway MP, Mr Bernard Jenkin MP, Mr Brian Jenkins MP, Mr Kevan Jones MP, Robert Key MP, Willie Rennie MP, John Smith MP

2. News Release: No. 07


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