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PARLIAMENTARY QUESTIONS

09 May 13. The Defence Committee published the following Special Report at 11.00 am on Friday 10 May: Defence Acquisition: Government Response to the Committee’s Seventh Report of Session 2012–13 as its First Special Report of Session 2013-14, HC 73.

09 May 13. The Committee of Public Accounts will publish the following report: Ministry of Defence: Equipment Plan 2013-2022 and Major Projects Report 2012: First Report of Session 2013-14, at 00.01hrs on Tuesday 14 May as HC 53; Embargoed electronic copies will be made available to witnesses and the media approximately 48 hours before the publication date. Copies of published reports may be obtained from the Parliamentary Bookshop and the Stationery Office (details below) and the text will be available via the Committee’s website, www.parliament.uk/pubaccom upon publication.

10 May 13. The Defence Committee publishes the Government’s response to its Seventh Report of Session 2012-13, on Defence Acquisition. The Committee notes that, although the Ministry of Defence does not accept all the Committee’s conclusions, the Department welcomes the Report and has addressed the questions raised in some detail. The Committee is nonetheless disappointed that the response was delayed beyond not only the normal timetable but the extension agreed with the Committee. The Committee intends to return to the matters raised in the Report and response in due course, but is publishing the response without comment at this stage in order to encourage debate on the important issues raised. The Report is on the Committee’s website, www.parliament.uk/defcom.

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