Minister appears before defence equipment inquiry

12 January 2010

The Defence Select Committee hears evidence from Lord Drayson, Minister for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform, as part of its Defence Equipment inquiry. Watch live from 10.30am.

Witnesses:

10.30am

  • Bernard Gray, author of Review of Acquisition for the Secretary of State for Defence
  • Iain Evans, L.E.K. Consulting

11.30am

  • Lord Drayson, Minister for Strategic Defence Acquisition Reform, Ministry of Defence (MoD)
  • Sir Bill Jeffrey KCB, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Defence

The Defence Committee is undertaking an inquiry to examine aspects of the MoD’s Defence Equipment programme. It expects to follow up areas of weakness and poor performance identified in its last Report, Defence Equipment 2009. The Committee intends to focus on armoured vehicles and the future of the FRES (Future Rapid Effect System) programme, strategic air-lift and maritime capability.

It is the responsibility of the Defence Committee's monitor and to hold to account the Ministry of Defence and its associated public bodies, including the Armed Forces, on behalf of the House of Commons and the people who elect it.

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