Defence Committee

9 July 2008, Session 2007-08

Westminster Hall Debate


Medical care for the Armed Services

On Thursday 17 July there will be a debate in Westminster Hall on medical care for the Armed Forces. The debate will run from 2.30pm-5.30pm and will be open to the public.

The debate will focus on the conclusions of the recent Report by the Defence Committee on that subject, and on the subsequent Government response.

The Report to be debated is:

Seventh Report from the Defence Committee: Medical care for the Armed Forces : Session 2007-08, published on 18 February 2008 as HC 327

Also relevant is:

The Government response to the Seventh Report:

Sixth Special Report from the Defence Committee: Medical care for the Armed Forces: Government response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2007-08, published on 9 May 2008 as HC 500

Members of the public wishing to attend should enter via the Visitors’ Centre where they will be directed through security and to Westminster Hall. It is advisable to allow about 20 minutes for this.  Please ensure that mobile phones and pagers are turned off before entering Westminster Hall.  Under no circumstances should members of the public address Members during the debate.  Those attending the debate are asked to remain silent throughout. For further information please call Eliot Wilson on 020 7219 3281.

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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