def071030 - No. 78

Session 2006-07, 10 October 2007

Evidence Session


Evidence Session

MPs TO QUIZ MINISTRY OF DEFENCE TOP CIVIL SERVANT ON DEPARTMENT’S PERFORMANCE

Departmental efficiency, diversity targets and the implications of the Spending Review will be among the issues to be covered when the Defence Committee takes evidence from the MoD’s Permanent Under Secretary on the Ministry of Defence Annual Report and Accounts 2006-07.

This will take place on Tuesday 13 November at 10.30 am in the Thatcher Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change). The witnesses will be:

Ministry of Defence

  • Mr Bill Jeffrey CB, Permanent Under Secretary of State

  • Mr Trevor Woolley CB, Finance Director

The Committee would welcome written evidence on any of the issues raised by the Ministry of Defence’s Annual Report and Accounts (published in July as HC Paper No. 697), either in advance of the evidence session or, at the latest, by the end of November.

Written evidence should be sent by e-mail to [email protected] or by post to the address above.

NOTE FOR EDITORS:

The Committee was nominated on 13 July 2005. The Defence Committee is appointed by the House of Commons to examine the expenditure, administration, and policy of the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies.

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