[News] Statement on Defence Acquisition, 10 June 4.30pm (expected)

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  1. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Note - This is an alert for upcoming business inside the Chamber of the House of Commons. We encourage debate and comments concerning the topic or content of the debate.

    The statement will be streamed live on Parliament TV: Player

    Statement: Defence Acquisition
    Monday 10 June following the Urgent Question on Bilderberg and statement on GCHQ (Prism).

    A statement will be given this afternoon by the Defence Minister - Mr Philip Hammond regarding Defence Acquisition.

    To watch this statement live go to: Player

    About Statements:
    After Question Time (and any urgent questions that may have been allowed) a government minister may make an oral statement to the House. The statements usually 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.
  2. Good CO

    Good CO LE Admin

    please note that the headline date for this thread was wrong (11th) - now corrected to the 10th.
  3. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    This statement has just started within the Chamber of the House of Commons.
    To watch it go to 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
  4. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    For those of you who did not catch the Statement in the Commons yesterday, we now have the updated links direct to the Minister's statement and follow-up questions from MPs:

    The transcript of the session is also available:
    House of Commons Hansard Debates for 10 Jun 2013 (pt 0002)
  5. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME

    Some of you may have watched the TV programme with General Wall where he discussed the impacts of further savings. The Defence Select Committee recently drafted a report discussing their conclusions and recommendations on Defence Acquisition. They received a response from the government 2 months later. The recommendations and response are included here for you to read and comment on if you wish.

    The Committee's recommendations are in bold, the government's response is in plain text:

    Continued on the next post
  6. DOT

    DOT Old-Salt SME


    To read the full transcripts of the Committee's report and the government's response please go to the Defence Committee's webpages:

    House of Commons - Defence Acquisition - Defence Committee

    House of Commons - Defence Acquisition Government Response to the Committee's Seventh Report of Session 2012-13 - Defence Committee