def071031 - No. 80

Session 2006-07, 31 October 2007

Request for Evidence


The House of Commons Defence Committee would welcome written evidence on the outcome of the Spending Review 2007.

The Committee will be considering the implications of the settlement for the defence planning assumptions and for the Ministry of Defence's equipment programme, as part of its inquiry into UK Defence: commitments and resources.

Written evidence should be sent to the Clerk of the Committee at or by post to the address above, by Monday 7 January 2008.


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.

A press release announcing the inquiry into UK Defence: commitments and resources was issued on 7 February 2007:

The oral and written evidence taken in the inquiry is available on the Committee's website at .


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