Defence Committee

Session 2007-08, 14 May 2008

Evidence Session

Evidence Session

Recruitment and retention in the Armed Forces

Tuesday 20 May 2008

At 10.30 am in the Grimond Room, Portcullis House (room subject to change), oral evidence will be taken from:

Ministry of Defence:

  • Derek Twigg MP, Under Secretary of State for Defence and Minister for Veterans, and MoD officials


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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