Statement on Defence Reform

28 June 2011

Secretary of State for Defence, Dr Liam Fox, made a statement in the House of Commons on Defence Reform on Monday 27 June.

Watch and read the statement and the views expressed by MPs on Parliament TV and in Commons Hansard. Shadow Secretary of State for Defence, Jim Murphy, responded to the statement on behalf of the Opposition.

The statement followed the publication of the independent report by Lord Levene and his steering group into the way in which the Ministry of Defence is structured and managed.

Lord Levene's report recommended a new approach to the management of defence, including the establishment of a new Joint Forces Command.  

Defence Committee Inquiry 

The Defence Committee is currently conducting an inquiry into the outcomes of the Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) within the wider context of the National Security Strategy (NSS).

Oral statements

Oral statements are made after Question Time (or at 11am on a Friday). Statements normally relate to matters of policy or government actions. At the end of a statement, MPs can respond or question the government minister on its contents.

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