[News] Defence Reform Bill – Second Reading, 16 July 12.40PM


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Second Reading of the Defence Reform Bill
Tuesday 16 July, 2.40pm* (was scheduled for 12.40pm)

Summary of the Defence Reform Bill 2013-14:
The intention of the Bill is to implement some of the proposals for reform that have been made in two recent White Papers: Better Defence Acquisition, Cm 8626 and Reserves in the Future Force 2020, Cm 8655.

Specifically, the Bill establishes the arrangements for reforming Defence Equipment and Support (DE&S) and turning it into a Government-Owned, Contractor-Operated (GOCO) organisation.

It creates a statutory framework for the governance of MOD single source contracts and makes several amendments to the regulations governing the Reserve Forces.

MPs will vote on whether the Bill should go to Public Bill Committee (PBC). If it goes to PBC then it is open for evidence from the public. If this is the case we will provide you with further information on how to submit evidence.

To find out more information about this Bill please visit the Bills page for Defence Reform Bill 2013-14 — UK Parliament
To read a brief about this Bill which explains the proposals made within the Bill please visit - - UK Parliament

*The debate on the Bill is expected to commence at 12.40pm following the conclusion of Questions to the Health Minister and the ten minute rule motion on Victims and Survivors (Northern Ireland) - Mr Jeffrey M. Donaldson. It may begin later if any Urgent Questions or Statements are granted on the day, as Parliamentary business is subject to change. - extra statements due so will now start at 2.40pm

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