Defence Reform Public Bill Committee

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  1. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    1st evidence session – 3 September 9.55am + 2.00pm


    This committee will be televised; transcripts will be available following the sessions.

    The Public Bill Committee will have its first meeting to consider the Defence Reform Bill on Tuesday 3 September.

    Questions asked to the witnesses will be supported through evidence submitted to the Committee by the public, including those who commented on the Defence Reform Bill threads on ARRSE.

    Witnesses being called are expected to include:
    Morning (9.55am start) –
    To watch the session visit Parliament.tv Player

    1. Paul Everitt on behalf of Defence Industries Council and ADS Group;
    2. Royal United Services Institute
    Afternoon (2.00pm start) –
    To watch the session visit Parliament.tv Player

    1. Lord West of Spithead;
    2. Federation of Small Businesses

    For further information on the work of the Public Bill Committee please visit House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14 — UK Parliament

    The session is open to the public and is scheduled to take place in The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (subject to change, for information on visiting the House of Commons please see Getting here - UK Parliament)

    Defence Reform Bill Committee announce evidence programme - News from Parliament - UK Parliament
     
  2. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    2nd evidence session – 5 September 11.30am + 2.00pm

    The Public Bill Committee will have its second meeting to consider the Defence Reform Bill on Thursday 5 September.
    Witnesses being called are expected to include:

    Morning
    Watch Parliament TV Player

    11.30am –no later than 12.15pm
    • Lord Hamilton of Epsom

    c12.15pm until no later than 1.00pm
    • Major General John Crackett, Assistant Chief of the Defence Staff (Reserves and Cadets);
    • Air Chief Marshal Sir Stuart Peach, Vice Chief of the Defence Staff;
    • Lieutenant General Andrew Gregory, Chief Defence Personnel

    Afternoon
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    2.00pm until no later than 2.45pm
    • Public and Commercial Services Union;
    • Prospect

    c2.45pm until no later than 3.45pm
    • Bernard Gray, Chief of Defence Materiel, Ministry of Defence;
    • Barry Burton, Director of Materiel Strategy, Ministry of Defence;
    • Susanna Mason, Director General Export and Commercial Strategy, Ministry of Defence

    c3.45pm until no later than 4.30pm
    • Philip Dunne MP, Minister for Defence Equipment Support and Technology

    The session is open to the public if anyone is in London and free in the morning or afternoon and is scheduled to take place in The Boothroyd Room, Portcullis House (subject to change, for information on visiting the House of Commons please see Getting here - UK Parliament)

    Transcripts will be available following the sessions.

    Note - Parliament TV player will open in Silverlight or Windows Media Player only.
     
  3. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    Hopefully they will give Bernard Gray a hard time!
     
  4. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    The transcripts of the proceedings of the preliminary sessions of the Public Bill Committee are now available to view at House of Commons Public Bill Committee on the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14 — UK Parliament


    You can also view the written evidence submitted by various different groups on this page as well.


    The Committee will next be meeting on Tuesday 8th October.

    The meeting will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player are required to stream Parliament TV).
    The meeting will be taking place from 10.30am.


    The Committee will also be meeting twice on Thursday 10th October.

    The first meeting will commence at 11.30am:
    The meeting will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player are required to stream Parliament TV).

    The second meeting will take place at 2pm and will also be available to watch live on Parliament TV Player
     
  5. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    The Committee will next be meeting to discuss the contents of the Bill on Tuesday 15th October
    At 8.55am the meeting will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player are required to stream Parliament TV).

    At 2.00pm on Tuesday, the meeting can be watched live on Player


    The Committee will also be meeting twice on Thursday 17th October.
    The first meeting will commence at 11.30am and will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player

    The second meeting will take place at 2pm and will also be available to watch live on Parliament TV Player
     
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  6. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    The Committee will next be meeting to discuss the contents of the Bill on Tuesday 22nd October

    During these sittings the Public Bill Committee will scrutinise the Bill line by line and is expected to report to the House by 24 October 2013.

    At 8.55am the meeting will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player (Silverlight or Windows Media Player are required to stream Parliament TV).

    At 2.00pm on Tuesday, the meeting can be watched live on Player


    The Committee will also be meeting twice on Thursday 24th October.

    The first meeting will commence at 11.30am and will be available to watch live via Parliament TV Player

    The second meeting will take place at 2pm and will also be available to watch on Parliament TV Player
     
  7. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Defence Reform Bill: Report Stage and Third Reading
    Due to take place on Wednesday 20th November, c.12.40pm*


    How it Works:
    The Bill completed its Committee Stage on 22 October 2013. It has now returned to the Commons Chamber for Report Stage.

    Report stage gives MPs an opportunity, on the floor of the House, to consider further amendments (proposals for change) to a Bill which has been examined in Committee.

    All MPs may speak and vote - for lengthy or complex Bills the debates may be spread over several days.

    All MPs can suggest amendments to the Bill or new clauses (parts) they think should be added.

    Report stage is normally followed immediately by debate on the Bill's Third Reading.

    At the end of the Third Reading debate, the House decides (votes on) whether to approve the Third Reading of the Bill. If it does – the Bill will go to the House of Lords for debate.



    How to Watch:
    The debate will be streamed on Parliament TV (Silverlight or Windows Media Player required to stream Parliament TV): Player

    Transcripts of proceedings in the House of Commons Chamber are available three hours after they happen in Today's Commons debates - UK Parliament



    The Public Bill Committee:
    To catch up on the work of the PBC – we can link to this library paper which summarises the proceedings of the Committee stage of the Bill (please note the library paper itself opens as a PDF): Defence Reform Bill: Public Bill Committee Stage - Commons Library Standard Note - UK Parliament

    To view all documents relating to the Bill visit Bill documents — Defence Reform Bill 2013-14 — UK Parliament


    *Following the end of PMQs & the Ten Minute Rule Motion, It may begin later if any Urgent Questions or Statements are granted on the day, as Parliamentary business is subject to change.
     
  8. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Just a reminder to members of ARRSE that this debate will be taking place from 1.40pm today in the Chamber after PMQs.

    We will update afterwards with a transcript of the debate.
     
  9. More hot air from the specialists at answering a different question than the one asked.
     
  10. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    The transcript from yesterday's Report Stage and Third Reading of the Defence Reform Bill is now available at House of Commons Hansard Debates for 20 Nov 2013 (pt 0002)

    The Bill has now completed all stages in the House of Commons and will be sent to the House of Lords for consideration.